Tim Dowling

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Tim Dowling
Born Tim Dowling
Connecticut, USA
Nationality American
Occupation Journalist

Tim Dowling (born 1963, Connecticut,[1] USA) is a journalist and author. Dowling moved to the UK at the age of 27 and currently lives in London with his wife and three children.[2]

Dowling is a columnist for The Guardian and has a weekly column in the paper's Saturday magazine, Weekend. He has published two books, Suspicious Packages and Extendable Arms, a collection of his writing from The Guardian, and The Giles Wareing Haters' Club, a novel concerning a journalist who searches for his name on Google and finds an online club of people who hate him. The book was inspired by Dowling's own experiences in searching for mentions of his name online.[3] He is a member of the band Police Dog Hogan,[4] and writes about their festival gigs in his column.


  • The Giles Wareing Haters' Club, Tim Dowling (Picador, 2008, ISBN 0-330-44617-7)
  • Suspicious Packages & Extendable Arms, Tim Dowling (Guardian Newspapers Ltd, 2007, ISBN 0-85265-087-6)
  • "Inventor of the Disposable Culture: King Camp Gillette 1855-1932 (Short Books)


  1. ^ Author page, Pan Macmillan website
  2. ^ Dowling, Tim (2008-11-15). "'I have known my wife for many years, and the children are right to be afraid". The Guardian (London). Retrieved 2009-01-01. 
  3. ^ Dowling, Tim (2007-04-14). "'Comedy of manners". The Guardian (London). Retrieved 2009-01-01. 
  4. ^ Police Dog Hogan

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