Timothy J. Hillegonds is the author of The Distance Between (Nebraska, 2019). His work has appeared in The Los Angeles Review of Books, The Rumpus, Assay, Fourth Genre: Explorations in Nonfiction, River Teeth, Baltimore Review, Brevity, Under the Gum Tree, Hippocampus Magazine, The Fourth River, Midway Journal, RHINO, Bluestem Magazine, r.k.v.r.y. quarterly, and others.
Tim was nominated for a 2015 Illinois Arts Council Literary Award. In 2019, Tim was named by the Guild Literary Complex as one of their thirty "Writers to Watch." He earned a Master of Arts in Writing and Publishing (MAWP) from DePaul University in Chicago.
Tim currently serves as a contributing editor for Slag Glass City, a digital journal of the urban essay arts.
Tim Hillegonds has been taken into custody at the U.S. border exactly twice in his life and doesn’t plan on trying for a third time. (They were just misunderstandings. Really.) That said, Tim has also learned he should never say never.
Sober for fourteen years, Tim rides a motorcycle (2010 Triumph Bonneville), drinks coffee (Intelligentsia), fancies himself a pizza connoisseur (Pequod’s), and is eternally grateful his kind, loving, and patient wife, E, is down for all of it.
Tim and E live in a hundred-year-old timber loft in Chicago with their pit bull/lab mix, Uriah, who they’ve decided is pretty much the canine version of Tim.