Tim Bascom

Tim Bascom’s memoir Running to the Fire (University of Iowa Press, 2015) is about his missionary family leaving the town of Troy, Kansas, to return to Ethiopia during a Marxist revolution. It follows on the heels of Chameleon Days: An American Boyhood in Ethiopia, which won the Bakeless Prize in Nonfiction. Bascom, whose essays have been selected for Best American Travel Writing and The Best Creative Nonfiction, directs the creative writing program at Waldorf College in Forest City, Iowa.