Sam Thompson’s first book Communion Town was longlisted for the 2012 Man Booker Prize. His second book Jott was shortlisted for the 2019 Encore Prize. His third book Wolfstongue won a 2022 Spark School Book Award and was chosen as an Outstanding International Book 2023 by the US Board on Books for Young People. His short story collection Whirlwind Romance was published by Unsung Stories in April 2022. A new novel, The Fox’s Tower, is available now from Little Island and is longlisted for a 2022 British Science Fiction Association Award.
His short fiction has appeared in Best British Short Stories 2019 (Salt Publishing) and on BBC Radio 4, and in anthologies from Blackstaff Press, Unsung Stories and No Alibis Press, among other places. He teaches creative writing at Queen’s University, Belfast.
He grew up in the south of England and now lives in Belfast.