Tim Bascom


Tim Bascom is the author of the novel Squatters’ Rites, the essay collection The Comfort Trap, and the memoir Chameleon Days: An American Boyhood in Ethiopia, which won the Bakeless Literary Prize in Nonfiction. Excerpts from Chameleon Days won the Editor’s Prize from The Missouri Review and were included in The Best American Travel Writing. Bascom is an MFA graduate of the Nonfiction Writing Program at the University of Iowa and has published in an array of literary journals and commercial magazines, including North American Review, Witness, Creative Nonfiction, and The Christian Science Monitor. He is currently the Director of Creative Writing at Waldorf College and lives in Forest City, Iowa.