Tim Cahill (writer)

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Tim Cahill
U.S. Embassy sponsors American adventure writer Tim Cahill's visit to Georgia. February 2014..jpg
Tim Cahill signs autographs for young readers in Georgia in 2014.
Born1944 (age 7778) [1] [2]
Nashville, Tennessee, USA [1] [3]
Occupation Adventure travel writer
Nationality American
EducationB.A. in European intellectual history from Wisconsin [1] [3]
M.A. in creative writing from SF State [1] [3] (1970) [4]
Genre Travel writing
SpouseLinnea Larson (deceased)

Tim Cahill (born 1944 in Nashville, Tennessee) is a travel writer who lives in Livingston, Montana, United States. He is a founding editor of Outside magazine and currently serves as an editor at large for the magazine.

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Biography

Cahill spent his childhood primarily in Waukesha, Wisconsin. He attended the University of Wisconsin–Madison on a swimming scholarship. Along with professional long-distance driver Garry Sowerby, Cahill set a world record for speed in driving the entire length of the American continents, from Ushuaia in Tierra del Fuego in southern Argentina up along the Pan-American Highway to Prudhoe Bay, Alaska in twenty-three days, twenty-two hours, and forty-three minutes. This trip was the source material for his 1991 book Road Fever. He has written several books recounting his adventure travel experiences and blends his own brand of humor into his stories. He is a frequent contributor to National Geographic Adventure magazine. [5]

Cahill lost his wife, Linnea Larson, to a traffic accident in April 2008. [6]

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