Tom Montgomery-Fate

Environmental, Memoir, Spirituality

Tom Montgomery Fate is the author of five books of nonfiction, including Beyond the White Noise, a collection of essays, Steady and Trembling, a spiritual memoir, and Cabin Fever, a nature memoir. His essays have appeared in The Chicago Tribune, The Boston Globe, The Baltimore Sun, Orion, Iowa Review, Fourth Genre, Riverteeth, Sojourners, Christian Century, and many other journals and anthologies, and they regularly air on National Public Radio and Chicago Public Radio. A graduate of the Nonfiction Writing Program at the University of Iowa and Chicago Theological Seminary, he is currently a professor of English at College of DuPage in suburban Chicago, where he also lives. He and his wife Carol have three children.

Festival Years: 2006, 2000