Tim Finch is a novelist. His first novel The House of Journalists was published in the UK and the US to acclaim in 2013.
Tim’s second novel, Peace Talks, was published in the UK by Bloomsbury in April 2020. In October it came out in the US via Europa Editions and it was published in Holland by Levine Querido. In November 2020 Peace Talks was named on the shortlist for the prestigious Costa Book Awards.
Peace Talks has also been published in Germany by Rowohlt and in Italy by Ediziono E/O.
In 2016, he was among the contributors to a prestigious anthology of writing on the refugee crisis, A Country of Refuge. In 2016 and 2017, he worked as a writer and creative consultant on an epic documentary called Human Flow directed by the world-famous artist and activist, Ai Weiwei.
Tim started his career as a journalist at the BBC, rising to senior editorial positions at the Political Unit in Westminster.
In 2004, he was appointed Director of Communications at the Refugee Council. He moved to the leading progressive think tank, the Institute of Public Policy Research in 2008, where he was Head of Migration Research and Director of Communications.
In 2016, he set up IMIX, a communications agency specialising in migration work. In 2017 he became the founding director of Sponsor Refugees, after helping to pioneer the idea of community groups sponsoring refugee families to resettle in their neighbourhoods. He is now a trustee of Reset, a charity specialising in community-led welcome of refugees.
He helped to found the arts and migration organisation, Counterpoints Arts, and was its chair for ten years until May 2022. He is a former trustee of Asylum Aid and the Zimbabwe Association and he chairs the board of the Copleston Centre in Peckham.
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