Tim Bascom, who directs the Kansas Book Festival, spent half his childhood in eastern Africa — where his father was a medical missionary — and half in Kansas. He is the author of a novel, two collections of essays, and two prize-winning memoirs: "Chameleon Days" and "Running to the Fire." The latter book describes returning to Ethiopia at the height of the Marxist revolution, when he often went to bed counting gunshots.
Kansas Reflector welcomes opinion pieces from writers who share our goal of widening the conversation about how public policies affect the day-to-day lives of people throughout our state. Tim Bascom directs the Kansas Book Festival and is the author of two memoirs, two collections of essays, and a novel. Rain is falling, but 50 to 60 […]