Department of English Department of English College of Arts and Sciences
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Tim Johnston

Assistant Professor
Director of The Pinch Literary Journal
Phone: (901) 678-4590
Office: Patterson Hall 304                                                        


BA, University of Iowa
MFA, University of Massachusetts, Amherst                                                           

Academic Summary

Professor Johnston teaches fiction workshops and other courses where the close examination of the art and craft of literary storytelling is the primary enterprise.                                

Select Publications


  • Never So Green, a novel (2002, Farrar, Straus & Giroux)
  • Irish Girl, Stories (2009, UNT Press, winner of the Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Short Fiction)
  • Descent, a novel (2015, Algonquin Books)

Short Fiction

Johnston's short fiction has appeared in New England Review, The Iowa Review, The Missouri Review, DoubleTake, Best Life Magazine, and Narrative Magazine, among others, as well as the anthologies The Best of The West and The O. Henry Prize Stories.



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