September 20, 2021


Tim Campbell



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After a forty-year career working on poverty in cities around the world, Tim Campbell is finding his voice in memoir and creative non-fiction. Beginning in the 1990s during extensive travel with the World Bank, he began to write stories about life at home as well as on the road.


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Tim Campbell
Tim Campbell


After a forty-year career working on poverty in cities around the world, I am finding my voice in memoir and creative non-fiction. Beginning in the 1990s during extensive travel with the World Bank, I began to write stories about life at home as well as on the road. I have published three professional books at reputable presses (e.g., Routledge, University of Pittsburg), am shopping a memoir ("Holding Up the Sky"), currently completing a second memoir on the 1960s, and assembling a collection of short stories. I am pleased to have been named a finalist in the nonfiction competition at the 2019 San Francisco Writers Conference. Recently, I was shortlisted in nonfiction at the 2020 Word Periscope, London. I hold a doctorate in urban studies and planning from MIT and a master's in city planning and bachelor's in political science from U. C. Berkeley.