Raised crisscrossing America pulling a small green trailer behind the family car, Timothy Jay Smith developed a ceaseless wanderlust that has taken him around the world many times. En route, he’s found the characters that people his work. Polish cops and Greek fishermen, mercenaries and arms dealers, child prostitutes and wannabe terrorists—he’s hung with them all in an unparalleled international career that’s seen him smuggle banned plays from behind the Iron Curtain, maneuver through war zones and Occupied Territories, represent the U.S. at the highest levels of foreign governments, and stowaway aboard a ‘devil’s barge’ for a three-days crossing from Cape Verde that landed him in an African jail. These experiences explain the unique breadth and sensibility of his work.
Tim brings the same energy to his writing that he brought to a distinguished career, and as a result, he’s won top honors for his screenplays, stage plays and novels in numerous prestigious competitions; among them, five grand prizes and first places for his screenplay adaptation of Cooper’s Promise. He won the 2008 Paris Prize for Fiction, and his first stageplay, which went on to a successful NYC production, won the prestigious Stanley Drama Award. He is the founder of the Smith Prize for political theatre.
Tim recently landed a two-book deal with Owl Canyon Press which is releasing his suspense novel Cooper’s Promise in October 2012 and his Middle East literary thriller, A Vision of Angels, in May 2013
For more information on Tim, please visit his website at www.timothyjaysmith.com.