College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Timothy Denevi

Timothy Denevi

Timothy Denevi

Assistant Professor

Creative Writing: Nonfiction; Essay

Timothy Denevi's first book is Hyper (Simon & Schuster, 2014). His next book, a work of narrative nonfiction on Hunter S. Thompson, is forthcoming from PublicAffairs/Hachette. His essays on politics, sport, and religion have recently appeared in The Paris Review, New York Magazine, The Normal School, and Literary Hub, where he serves as the nonfiction editor. 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.

Selected Publications


"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 Magazine, 2017

"November 8th, 2016: A Long, Sad Night in Washington, DC" Literary Hub, 2016

"On Amphetamine, Authority, and Hunter S. Thompson" New York Magazine, 2016

Six Essays from the Republican and Democratic National Conventions Literary Hub, 2016

"Hunter S. Thompson and Oscar Zeta Acosta in the Desert: A 45-Year Retrospective" American Short Fiction, 2016

"Pigs, Sea" The Normal School, Spring 2015

"Ken Kesey, Hunter S. Thompson and The Hell's Angels at La Honda" American Short Fiction, 2015

"The Wolfman in Barry Bonds" Hobart Handbooks: Baseball Anthology, 2015

"John the Baptist" Gulf Coast, Fall 2014


Hyper Simon & Schuster, 2014

Expanded Publication List


Writers Remember James Salter American Short Fiction, 2015

Panel: Creative Facting NonfictoNOW Conference, 2015

Book Brahmnin: An Interview with Timothy Denevi Shelf Awareness, 2014

Doubled Perspective: An Interview with Timothy Denevi Tin House, 2014

A Personal Chat with Timothy Denevi Biographile, 2014

Guest Appearance The Kojo Nnamdi Show, WAMU, 2014

ADHD through the Years Think, KERA, 2014

PEN-Faulkner Literary Reading Series With Judith Warner and Mary Kay Zuravleff, 2014