Bio

Tim Wendel is the author of 13 books, most recently CANCER CROSSINGS: A BROTHER, HIS DOCTORS AND THE QUEST TO CURE CHILDHOOD LEUKEMIA.

"Tim Wendel has always chosen a distinct path of intimate stories within big topics," says filmmaker Ken Burns, "those subjects revealed by his superb way at getting at the particular. This riveting book ... is no different."

Tim's award-winning nonfiction titles include SUMMER OF '68: THE SEASON WHEN BASEBALL, AND AMERICA, CHANGED FOREVER, which was a Top 10 choice by Publishers Weekly and a Notable Book for 2013 by the State of Michigan. HIGH HEAT: THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE FASTBALL AND THE IMPROBABLE SEARCH FOR THE FASTEST PITCHER OF ALL TIME, was an Editor's Selection by The New York Times Book Review.

Tim's writing has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, National Geographic, USA Today, Huffington Post, Washingtonian, GQ and Esquire. In addition, he co-wrote the runner-up work for Good Morning America's inaugural memoir contest.

Tim has also published several works of fiction, including CASTRO'S CURVEBALL , RED RAIN and HABANA LIBRE. CASTRO'S CURVEBALL was his master's thesis project at Johns Hopkins University, with Ballantine/​Random House purchasing the novel as he finished the program.

As senior faculty and now a writer-in-residence at JHU, Tim has twice received the school's Teaching Excellence and the Professional Achievement awards. He is a Walter E. Dakin Fellow and Tennessee Williams Scholar to the Sewanee Writing Conference, and a Pen/​Faulkner visiting writer to the Washington, D.C., Public Schools.

Born in Philadelphia, Tim was raised in Lockport, N.Y. One of his first jobs was writing music reviews for The Buffalo Courier-Express. Since then he's worked on both coasts and in between, covering everything from the Olympics to politics to the America's Cup.

He lives in the Washington, D.C., area.