Sam Thompson lives in Belfast, where he teaches English and creative writing at Queens University. His first novel Communion Town was longlisted for the 2012 Man Booker Prize. Jott was shortlisted for the 2019 Encore Award. His fiction and criticism have appeared in the Times Literary Supplement, London Review of Books, The Tangerine, Still Worlds Turning (No Alibis Press), on BBC Radio 4 and in Best British Short Stories 2019 (Salt Publishing).
Inspired by his own experience of having a son with speech difficulties, Wolfstongue (Little Island, May 2021) is Sam’s first novel for children.