Tim Schell


Timothy Schell is the winner of the Mammoth Book Award for Prose for his novel The Drums of Africa (2007) and is the co-author of Mooring Against the Tide: Writing Fiction and Poetry (Prentice Hall, 2007) and the co-editor of the anthology A Writer’s Country (Prentice Hall, 2001). His fiction has been nominated for a Pushcart Award and he was the winner of the Martindale Award for Long Fiction. He teaches literature and writing at Columbia Gorge Community College in Hood River, Oregon. The Memoir of Jake Weedsong, the 2010 Finalist for the AWP Award for the Novel, was published by Serving House Books in August, 2011.

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Jake Weedsong is that rare thing: a good man. He's a guy I'd love to hang out with, and his story is absolutely capturing. The extremity of love and the beneficence of a good life -- mind and body -- are met in this terrific and dear novel with what seems at first to be the relentless edge of inevitable harm in a breathtaking mix. This isn't just the heady clash and fusion of two cultures, it is a radical look at the essence of culture itself. Only Tim Schell could go deeper and deeper into the dark and have the results glow the way this fine book does.
—Ron Carlson, author of The Signal
Glen and Val arrive in the Central African Empire as Peace Corps Volunteers as Emperor for Life Bokassa creates a reign of terror.
A textbook by Tim Schell and Jeff Knorr
A workshop approach to the craft of creative writing.
Anthology of fiction and poetry by Tim Schell and Jeff Knorr
Designed to be a companion anthology for Creative Writing courses or used in an Introduction to Literature course, A Writer's Country is a textual tool for instructors who want a brief anthology without the apparatus.

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