Tim Parks (born 1954 in Manchester) is a British novelist. Educated at Cambridge University and Harvard, he has lived near Verona in Italy since 1981.
Parks is the author of several works of fiction (notably Europa which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 1997) and non-fiction. His first novel Tongues of Flame won a Betty Trask Award in 1986. He has also worked as a teacher and translator. His translations include works by Alberto Moravia, Antonio Tabucchi, Italo Calvino and Roberto Calasso.