Tim Cahill (writer)
|Born||1944 (age 68–69)
Nashville, Tennessee, USA
|Occupation||Adventure travel writer|
|Education||B.A. in European intellectual history from Wisconsin
M.A. in Creative Writing from SF State (1970)
Tim Cahill (born 1944 in Nashville, Tennessee) is a travel writer who lives in Livingston, Montana, United States. He is a founding editor of Outside magazine and currently serves as an "Editor at Large" for the magazine.
Along with professional long-distance driver Garry Sowerby, Cahill set a world record for speed in driving the entire length of the American continents, from Ushuaia in Tierra del Fuego in southern Argentina up along the Pan-American Highway to Prudhoe Bay, Alaska in twenty-three days, twenty-two hours, and forty-three minutes. This trip was the source material for his book Road Fever.
Cahill lost his wife, Linnea Larson, to a traffic accident in April 2008.
- Buried Dreams : Inside the Mind of a Serial Killer, Bantam Books: 1986. ISBN 0-553-05115-6
- Jaguars Ripped My Flesh: Adventure is a Risky Business, Bantam Books: 1987. ISBN 0-553-34276-2
- A Wolverine Is Eating My Leg, Vintage Books: 1989. ISBN 0-679-72026-X
- Road Fever: A High-Speed Travelogue, Random House: 1991. ISBN 0-394-57656-X
- Pecked To Death By Ducks, Random House: 1993. ISBN 0-679-40735-9
- Pass The Butterworms: Remote Journeys Oddly Rendered, Villard: 1997. ISBN 0-679-45625-2
- Dolphins (book), National Geographic: 2000. ISBN 0-7922-7594-2
- Hold The Enlightenment, Villard: 2002. ISBN 0-375-50766-3
- Lost in my own Backyard : a Walk in Yellowstone National Park, Crown Journeys: 2004. ISBN 1-4000-4622-X
- Not So Funny When It Happened : the Best of Travel Humor and Misadventure (editor), Travelers' Tales: 2000. ISBN 1-885211-55-4
- Works by or about Tim Cahill (writer) in libraries (WorldCat catalog)
- Tim Cahill at the Open Directory Project
- Tim Cahill, Mishap Maestro, Outside Bozeman, March 2000 (accessed online 2009-04-02)
- A Google Map of Cahill's transcontinental drive in "Road Fever"
- Tim Cahill on the birth of Outside