Sam Thompson’s first book Communion Town, which is about a kaleidoscopic city, was longlisted for the 2012 Man Booker Prize. His second book Jott is about friendship, madness and modernism. It was shortlisted for the 2019 Encore Prize. His third book Wolfstongue, published in May 2021, is about the hidden world where animals speak, and is currently shortlisted for the Spark School Book Awards. His short story collection Whirlwind Romance will be published by Unsung Stories in April 2022.

His short fiction has appeared in anthologies from Blackstaff Press, Unsung Stories, No Alibis Press and Salt Publishing and on BBC Radio 4, 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.