Tom Haig (’09 Comm.) loves adventure. From his high-flying diving days of youth to his recovery from a bicycling accident that left him paralyzed, Haig keeps on moving.

Tom Haig gives a surprised expression while rolling his wheelchair
Tom Haig (Photo Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

He chronicles his life, struggles, and triumphs in a new memoir from Basalt Books, Global Nomad: My Travels through Diving, Tragedy, and Rebirth. Haig writes with wit and candor about the ups and downs of adventure, culminating in his new career as a documentary filmmaker.

In this episode, Haig talks with Washington State Magazine editor Larry Clark about reinventing his life, writing his book, and where he’s going next.



Read a review of Global Nomad in the Summer 2023 issue.

Read a profile of Haig in the Spring 2018 issue.

Purchase the book at WSU Press


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