Tim Johnston (writer)

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Tim Johnston (born Iowa City) is the author of the story collection Irish Girl and the novels Never So Green and Descent: a novel.



He graduated from the University of Iowa, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. [1] He worked as a carpenter. [2] He is the 2011 Jenny McKean Moore Writer-in-Residence at The George Washington University.

His stories have also appeared in Best Life Magazine, California Quarterly, [3] Colorado Review, [4] Double Take, New England Review, New Letters, The Iowa Review, The Missouri Review, , and Narrative Magazine.


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. [1] [5]

In 2005, the title story, "Irish Girl," was included in the David Sedaris anthology of favorites, Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules.


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