Timothy Jack Denevi is an author, essayist, and professor. He is currently an assistant professor in the MFA program at George Mason University  and the nonfiction editor of Literary Hub. He is also the author of Freak Kingdom: Hunter S. Thompson's Manic Ten-Year Crusade Against American Fascism (2018) and Hyper: A Personal History of ADHD (2014).
Early Life & Education
Denevi was born in Los Gatos, California. Timothy Denevi was diagnosed with ADHD at an early age. At 6 years old, he took Ritalin and suffered a psychotic reaction, which he believes attempted to consume his identity.
Denevi's essays on politics, sports, and religion have appeared in The Atlantic , Time, The Paris Review , New York, Salon, The Normal School, and Literary Hub. He has also reported on the 2016 U.S. presidential election. 
He is currently working on a project about Catholicism, the Catholic Church in the 20th century, and the academic field of the study of the historical Jesus. In it, he describes his personal experiences with spirituality.
- Hyper: A Personal History of ADHD (2014): published by Simon & Schuster)
- Freak Kingdom: Hunter S. Thompson’s Manic Ten-Year Crusade Against American Fascism (2018): published by Hachette/PublicAffairs).
Before Denevi wrote Hyper, he re-read the nonfiction of Tobias Wolff , Michael J. Arlen, and W. G. Sebald for inspiration. He also read the short stories of Stephanie Vaughn (particularly Able, Baker, Charlie, Dog, and Dog Heaven), Italo Calvino's Cosmicomics , and the works of Denis Johnson.