Tim Pears (born November 11, 1956) is an English novelist. His novels explore social issues as they are processed through the dynamics of family relationships.
Although born in Tunbridge Wells in Kent, Tim Pears grew up in the village of Trusham on the edge of Dartmoor where his father was the rector. He left school at sixteen and worked in a wide variety of jobs: farm labourer, nurse in a mental hospital, painter and decorator, college night porter and many others. He also made short films, and in 1993 graduated from the Direction course at the National Film and Television School. He wrote the script for a feature film, Loop, produced by Michael Riley (film producer) at Sterling Pictures released in 1999.
He has had several features published in the Observer Sports Monthly magazine.
In a Land of Plenty was made into a ten-part drama series for the BBC by Sterling Pictures (with TalkBack Productions), broadcast in 2001.
Tim Pears was Writer in Residence at Cheltenham Festival of Literature, 2002–03, and is currently a Writer in Residence for the charity First Story.From autumn of 2006 has been a Royal Literary Fund Fellow at Oxford Brookes University.
He lives in Oxford with his wife Hania and two children.
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