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Tim Johnston



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Tim Johnston is the author of the novels "Descent" and "The Current," the story collection "Irish Girl," and the Young Adult novel "Never So Green." Published in 2009, 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.

Tim’s stories have also appeared in New England Review, New Letters, The Iowa Review, The Missouri Review, Double Take, Best Life Magazine and Narrative Magazine, among others. He holds degrees from the University of Iowa and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. In 2011-12 he was the Jenny McKean Moore Writer-in-Washington Fellow at The George Washington University, and he is the recipient of the 2015 Iowa Author Award. Tim currently lives in Iowa City, Iowa.

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Tim Johnston
The Current - When two young women leave their college campus in the dead of winter for a 700-mile drive north to Minnesota, they suddenly find themselves fighting for their lives in the icy waters of the Black Root River, just miles from home. One girl's survival, and the other's death--murder, actually--stun the citizens of a small Minnesota town, thawing memories of another young woman who lost her life in the same river ten years earlier, and whose killer may yet live among them.

MOSTLY BOOKS, Booth #240 (Seats 1)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Mystery / Thrillers

Author: Tim Johnston
Tim Johnston
Book Signing

Clues Unlimited, Booth #480 (Seats 1)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Mystery / Thrillers

Author: Tim Johnston
How, Why, and Whodunnit!
These writers of mystery know they must challenge the reader to a battle of wits. Tim Johnston, Joe Lansdale and Jonathan Lethem usually win that duel, and at the festival they will explore how they do it.

Student Union Tucson Room (Seats 110)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Mystery / Thrillers
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Tim Johnston, Joe Lansdale, Jonathan Lethem
Moderator: Shannon Baker
Masters of the Police Procedural
Tim Johnston, Peter Leonard and Jeffrey Siger take us behind the scenes — and behind the yellow tape — to explain why they employ modern police procedures in many of their mysteries.

Student Union Tucson Room (Seats 110)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mystery / Thrillers
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Tim Johnston, Peter Leonard, Jeffrey Siger
Moderator: Anne Segal

Books:
The Current
Mystery / Thrillers
Algonquin Books
January 2019
ISBN 9781616206772
352 pages
$27.95, INSTORE
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A Stunning New Novel from the Bestselling Author of Descent Tim Johnston, whose 2015 national bestseller Descent was called "astonishing" by the Washington Post and "unforgettable" by the Miami Herald, returns with another tour de force about the indelible impact of acrime on the lives of innocent people. More/less

The Descent
Mystery / Thrillers
Algonquin
ISBN 9781616204778
400 pages
$15.95, INSTORE
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Don't miss Tim Johnston's new novel, The Current, coming January 22, 2019! “Read this astonishing novel . More/less

Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friends of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management
Western National Parks Association
William & Mary Ross Foundation

Key Sponsors

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Marshall Foundation

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