About Tim Youngs
I am Professor of English and Travel Studies at Nottingham Trent University, where I currently teach travel writing and United States literature. During my career I have taught some 30 courses, mostly in postcolonial writing, North American writing after 1800 and English Literature after 1780. I have authored or edited nine books and currently have four more under contract. I also edit the journal Studies in Travel Writing, which I launched in 1997, and am director of NTU's Centre for Travel Writing Studies, which I founded in 2002-3. I am also a poet. My debut pamphlet, Touching Distance, was published by Five Leaves in November 2017 and my poems have been published in several magazines, incuding The Interpreter's House, The Journal, Lighthouse, Magma, Poetry Salzburg Review and Stride.