Tom Montgomery Fate is the author of five books of nonfiction, including Beyond the White Noise (1997), a collection of essays, Steady and Trembling (2005), a spiritual memoir, and Cabin Fever (2011), a nature memoir. His essays have appeared in The Chicago Tribune, The Boston Globe, Orion, Iowa Review, Fourth Genre, Riverteeth, Christian Century, and many other journals and anthologies; and they regularly air on National Public Radio and Chicago Public Radio. A graduate of the Nonfiction Writing Program at the University of Iowa, and of Chicago Theological Seminary, he is currently a professor of English at College of DuPage. More info: www.tommontgomeryfate.com
Commentaries (National Public Radio)
Bird Wonder, English Scholarship (2010)
Some birders travel great distances to see rare species, filling out impressive life lists of...
Living a Slower Paced Life, English Scholarship (2010)
With opening day comes a slower more enjoyable time. And that suits writer Tom Montgomery-Fate...
A Prayer of Attention, English Scholarship (2010)
As winter in Chicago starts to wind down, we should give thanks for its mildness...
The Tough Life of Ants, English Scholarship (2009)
Think we, in our communities, have it tough? Chicago writer Tom Montgomery Fate asks us...
Vacation and Relaxation, English Scholarship (2009)
Reflections on Thoreau and true relaxation in modern life
The Art of Dying, English Scholarship (2008)
A lonely act of surrender on the streets of downtown Chicago
The Language of the Spirit: An Interview with Scott Russell Sanders, English Scholarship (2008)
Seeing the Holy: An Interview with Marilynne Robinson, Sojourners Magazine (2006)
Tom Montgomery-Fate interviews author Marilynne Robinson who explores the sacredness of the everyday world.
Coming Back Home, He Finds Humor, Beauty, Boston Globe (2008)
A review of Man Killed by Pheasant and Other Kinships a memoir by John...
The Shock of the Old, Boston Globe (2007)
Joe Mackall's new book, "Plain Secrets: An Outsider Among the Amish," explores the role of...
Hearts and Minds: Gauging the Effects of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars Through the Personal Stories of Teachers, Clerics and Minorities, Boston Globe (2005)
Reviews of Night Draws Near: Iraq's People in the Shadow of America's War by Anthony...