Sam Thompson

Sam Thompson


Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of: Fiction, Literary Fiction, Science Fiction and Fantasy, Children's Fiction


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Personal profile


I teach Creative Writing at undergraduate and postgraduate level, with a focus on prose.

I am the author of the novels Wolfstongue, The Fox's Tower, Jott and Communion Town, and the story collection Whirlwind Romance. My work has been longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, the Edge Hill Prize and a British Science Fiction Association Award, has been shortlisted for the Encore Prize, has won a Spark School Book Award and a Literacy Association of Ireland Biennial Book Award, and has been chosen as an Outstanding International Book by the US Board on Books for Young People. My short fiction has appeared in publications from Salt Publishing, No Alibis Press, Unsung Stories and Blackstaff Press, and on BBC Radio 4.