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Tim Johnston

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Tim Johnston is the author of the novels THE CURRENT and DESCENT, the story collection IRISH GIRL, and the YA novel NEVER SO GREEN. A New York Times, USA Today, and Indie national bestseller, Descent has been published internationally and optioned for film. The stories of Irish Girl won an O. Henry Prize, the New Letters Award for Writers, and the Gival Press Short Story Award, while the collection itself won the 2009 Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Short Fiction. In 2005 the title story, “Irish Girl,” was included in the David Sedaris anthology of favorites, Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules. Tim’s stories have also appeared in New England Review, New Letters, The Iowa Review, The Missouri Review, Double Take, Best Life Magazine, ...more

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Tim Johnston Thank you so much for those kind words, Linda, and for reading my book. The answer is, I hope to have a new book out by 2017, and it will be in a…moreThank you so much for those kind words, Linda, and for reading my book. The answer is, I hope to have a new book out by 2017, and it will be in a similar vein as Descent, in that it will be a story about a number of characters brought together--as opposed to torn apart--by random acts of violence & one old, unsolved murder. Thank you for helping to spread the word about Descent--that makes all the difference in the life of a book!!!(less)
Tim Johnston Hello, Allie! Thank you so much for reading Descent, and so sorry to take so long to answer your good questions! Once I began writing the book, I…moreHello, Allie! Thank you so much for reading Descent, and so sorry to take so long to answer your good questions! Once I began writing the book, I decided I would only work on it when I had the entire day to do so--starting early & writing for as long as I had the energy. As a carpenter, there weren't a lot of those days, which is one reason the book took me six years to write! I wrote mostly in whatever most comfortable chair or sofa of whatever place I was living in over that time, because the more comfortable I was physically, the longer I would stay where I was & keep writing.

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In the midst of the 2019 book tour, I sat down with Nashville Public Television host Mary Laura Philpott aboard the General Jackson to talk about currents. The result was this episode of NPT’s A Word on Words.

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“Long after everyone else has given up and gone home and gotten on with their lives, he would keep on believing because, without evidence, you could never kill his belief.”
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“Did the mind break down or did it simply correct? Vectoring away from pain?”
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