Tim Bascom


Tim Bascom is the author of a collection of autobiographical stories titled Climbing Lessons: Stories of Fathers, Sons, and the Bond Between (2020). He is also the author of two coming-of-age memoirs set in Ethiopia, where his parents worked as missionaries before and during the Marxist Revolution: Running to the Fire (2015), which was a finalist for the IndieFab Memoir of the Year, and Chameleon Days (2006), winner of the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference Bakeless Literary Prize in Nonfiction. Bascom's writing has been anthologized in Best American Travel Writing and Best Creative Nonfiction. He holds an MFA in nonfiction writing from the University of Iowa.

Festival Years: 2006, 2016