Biography

Jim Lynch

Jim Lynch is the author of three novels set in Western Washington. His most recent offering is TRUTH LIKE THE SUN (April, 2012), which Knopf is calling a "classic and hugely entertaining political novel." His first novel, THE HIGHEST TIDE (2005), won the Pacific Northwest Bookseller Award, was performed on stage in Seattle and became an international bestseller after it was featured on England's Richard and Judy television show. His second novel, BORDER SONGS (2009), was also adapted to the stage and won the Washington State Book Award as well as the Indie's Choice Honor Book Award. The film rights have been sold for THE HIGHEST TIDE and TV rights for BORDER SONGS.

Lynch grew up in the Seattle area and graduated from the University of Washington before bouncing around the country as a reporter for newspapers in Alaska, Virginia and for columnist Jack Anderson in Washington, D.C. Returning to the Northwest, he wrote for the Spokane Spokesman-Review, the Portland Oregonian and the Seattle Times. His national honors along the way included the H.L. Mencken Award and Livingston Young Journalist Award for National Reporting. He now lives in Olympia, Washington with his wife, Denise, and daughter, Grace.

Jim Lynch

Books by Jim Lynch

by Jim Lynch - Fiction

Roger Morgan, the mastermind behind the Seattle World’s Fair, is now 70 and running for mayor in hopes of restoring all of the city’s former glory. Reporter Helen Gulanos sees her assignment to investigate the events of 1962 become front-page news with Morgan's candidacy, and resolves to find out who he really is and where his power comes from.

by Jim Lynch - Fiction

By the acclaimed author of The Highest Tide, a story of contrary destinies further complicated by the border that separates them.

by Jim Lynch - Fiction

Jim Lynch's mesmerizing, allegorical, and beautifully wrought debut novel is about one boy's fascination with the sea during the summer that will change his life, and the lives of those around him.