Meet Tim Neville

When Tim Neville was 17 years old, he moved out of his parents’ house and into a tent in the backyard, where he stayed long enough that his folks eventually gave away his room.

Those five months in a leaky tent sparked an insatiable curiosity that has since carried him to more than 70 countries for countless interviews with tortured folk heroes, wily schemers, and North Korean skiers. His articles—from travel sketches to intimate portraits—are meticulously reported and delivered with telling details, thoughtful reconstruction, and spirited, often humorous storytelling.

A correspondent at Outside and frequent contributor to The New York Times, Tim has scaled glaciers, scuba dived, and cycled hundreds of miles to report his stories. His work has been reproduced in The Best American Sports Writing, Best American Travel Writing, and Best Food Writing and in 2015 he was named a travel writer of the year by the Society of American Travel Writers. He lives in Oregon with his wife and daughter.

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