Creative Writing: Nonfiction; Essay
Timothy Denevi's most recent book is Freak Kingdom: Hunter S. Thompson's Manic Ten-Year Crusade Against American Fascism, (2018, Hachette/PublicAffairs). He is also the author of Hyper (2014, Simon & Schuster). His essays on politics, sport, and religion have recently appeared in The Paris Review, New York, Salon, The Normal School, and Literary Hub, which featured his reporting on the 2016 presidential election. He received his MFA in nonfiction from the University of Iowa, and he's been awarded fellowships by the MacDowell Colony and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.
IN THE MEDIA
"Front Row at Michael Bennet's Senate-Floor Dismantling of Ted Cruz," Literary Hub, 2019
"On RFK's Murder and Conspiracy Theories" Salon, 2018
"Hear the Real Dr. Gonzo Roar" Salon, 2018
"Backcourt at the US OPEN: On Time, Age, and Politics" Literary Hub, 2017
"Richard Nixon, Barry Goldwater, and Hunter S. Thompson at the 1964 RNC" The Paris Review, 2017
"The Temple" The Normal School, 2017
"At CPAC: The Dark, Orwellian Power of Steve Bannon" Literary Hub, 2017
"The Future is a Ceiling of Impossible Water" Scoundrel Time, 2017
"January 20th, 2017: "Jesus Christ at the Inauguration" Literary Hub, 2017
"On Impulsiveness, Authenticity, and Donald Trump" New York, 2017
"November 8th, 2016: A Long, Sad Night in Washington, DC" Literary Hub, 2016
"On Amphetamine, Authority, and Hunter S. Thompson" New York, 2016
Essays from the Republican and Democratic National Conventions, Literary Hub, 2016
"On the Road to Cleveland: Trump Speaks to the Werewolf in Us"
"Tuesday in Cleveland, Republicans Sing 'Shake it Off'"
"Wednesday in Cleveland: A Full-Blown Roman Circus"
"Cleveland, Last Days: Trump's Speech, The End"
"Bernie Bros and Trump Thugs: A Hot Day in Philadelphia"
"At the Last Day of the DNC: Maybe the World Won't Come to an End"
Freak Kingdom PublicAffairs/Hachette, 2018
Hyper Simon & Schuster, 2014
Review: Hunter S. Thompson Bio Tackles Late Reporter's Drive, The Associated Press
Review: New & Noteworthy, New York Times Book Review
Review: Chronicling the Republic's Fall, Counterpunch
Review: 19 Best Books of 2019, The Oregonian
Review: Freak Kingdom, Medium
Review: "Freak Kingdom": What Hunter S. Thompson Got Right About Fascism, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette