Wednesday, June 1, 2011

For those who love to read mysteries ...

J. Timothy Hunt has returned to genre fiction with his new murder mystery Killing Time in Taos

An artist colony in Taos, New Mexico, has an unexpected vacancy to fill, and a young painter is offered the first major residency of his career.

A few days after his arrival, this shy, closeted young man discovers the reason such an opportunity became available – when he stumbles upon the corpse of the artist who preceded him.

Killing Time in Taos is available in both paperback and Kindle format at


Thursday, March 3, 2011

New in translation ...

For the first time in English, Adhemar Press presents Madame de Sévigné and Her Children at the Court of Versailles.

Originally published in 1882, this delightful children's story by le Bibliophile Jacob (Paul Lacroix) is now in a modern English translation by J. Timothy Hunt. Along with the original illustrations, this volume contains biographies and portraits of all the historical figures mentioned in Jacob's exciting fictional adventure.

Available in both paperback and Kindle editions on


Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Available in Paperback

The Politics of Bones is finally available in paperback. Look for it in bookstores or order a copy at Amazon by following this link:

The Politics of Bones at AMAZON.COM 

“A compelling and gritty story, of intrigue and betrayal, politics and murder, a page turner, made all the more gripping by its truth.” — Calgary Herald

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
ISBN: 0771041586
$16.50 USA
$21.99 Canada

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Active Voice Radio

J. Timothy Hunt/Dr. Owens Wiwa- The Politics of Bones
Chris Goldstein, 29:55

PART ONE- Dr. Owens Wiwa documented Petroleum Based injuries and deaths among the local population...and now lives in exile in Canada.

Active Voice Radio is a weekly 30-minute program aired on KSFR 90.7FM Santa Fe Public Radio. Featuring interviews, commentary and World Technology Update. This week:PART ONE of our interview with J. Timothy Hunt, the author of the new book "The Politics of Bones." In PART ONE, we explore the impact large oil companies are having in the Niger Delta though the story of Dr Owens Wiwa, the brother of one of Africa's most celebrated environmental activists Ken Wiwa. Owens was a "country doctor" in Nigeria until his brother was killed. This risk to himself and his family was so great they now live in Canada. Owens' story of documenting Petroleum Based injuries and deaths among the local population and his eventual flight from his home country are striking. The Politics of Bones gives us a rare insight into the African side of a global problem. Also our regular segment- WORLD TECHNOLOGY UPDATE with Mike Mossey.

Thursday, February 8, 2007

CBC News Today

On February 7, 2007, Timothy was a guest on CBC News Today where he discussed the current crisis in the Niger Delta. Click below to view.

Saturday, September 30, 2006

Book Review: Globe and Mail

The Globe and Mail’s 8th annual selection of the 100 best and most influential books of 2005


The Politics of Bones: Dr. Owens Wiwa and the Struggle for Nigeria's Oil
By J. Timothy Hunt
McClelland & Stewart, 389 pages, $36.99

This is a skillfully written book with many strands: the politics of development in an oil-rich nation; the local practices of large multinational companies; the colourful but often violent recent history of Africa's most populous nation; and a story of personal tragedy, flight and survival. The book focuses on Owens Wiwa and his wife, Diana. Wiwa was the brother of Ken Saro-Wiwa, charismatic leader of the Ogoni people, hanged by Sani Abacha's regime in 1995 on murky charges of political murder. — David M. Malone.

Friday, August 11, 2006

UC Berkeley Panel Discussion

The Center for African Studies presents:

The Politics of Bones: Dr. Owens Wiwa and the Struggle for Nigeria's Oil
by J. Timothy Hunt

The gripping story of a people's battle against a corrupt government and a powerful oil company, as well as the current situation of oil in Nigeria, will be discussed by a PANEL OF EXPERTS including the book's author, J. Timothy Hunt (biographer and journalist, recipient of multiple National Magazine awards and the Canada Council Creative Writing Grant), Professor Michael Watts (UC Berkeley, Geography), Anna Zalik (Ciriacy Wanthrup Postdoctoral Fellow, UC Berkeley, Geography) and others. The newly released paperback version, published by McClelland & Stewart, will be available for purchase at the event.

Tuesday, September 5th, 2006
4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
150 University Hall, UC Berkeley Campus.
Tel: 510-642-8338

Co-sponsored by UC Berkeley's Center for Human Rights