Tade Thompson

Tade Thompson is a British-born Yoruba psychiatrist best known for his science fiction novels.

Tade Thompson
BornTade Thompson
London, United Kingdom
OccupationWriter, Psychiatrist
NationalityBritish
Notable workRosewater

Life and careerEdit

Thompson was born in London to Yoruba parents. His family left the United Kingdom for Nigeria around 1976, when Thompson was about seven. He grew up in Nigeria, where he studied medicine and social anthropology. He went on to specialise in psychiatry. He returned to the UK in 1998, where he has remained except for a year spent working in Samoa. He now lives on the south coast of England.[1][2][3]

His novels and short stories have been critically received. Thompson was a Nommo Award and a Kitschies Golden Tentacle Award winner. He was a John W. Campbell Award finalist as well as nominated for the Shirley Jackson Award, the British Science Fiction Award, and the Nommo Award.[3][1][2][4][5][6][7][8] Thompson is also a capable illustrator and artist.[9][10][11] His novella The Murders of Molly Southbourne has been optioned for screen adaptation.[1][12] His novel Rosewater won the prestigious Arthur C. Clarke award in 2019.[13]

BibliographyEdit

NovelsEdit

The Wormwood TrilogyEdit

  • Rosewater (2016, revised version 2018)[14]
  • The Rosewater Insurrection (2019)
  • The Rosewater Redemption (2019)

Stand-aloneEdit

  • Making Wolf (2015)
  • Far from the Light of Heaven (to be published October 2021)

Novellas and short fictionEdit

  • "The McMahon Institute for Unquiet Minds" (2005)
  • "Slip Road" (2009)
  • "Shadow" (2010)
  • "Notes from Gethsemane" (2012)
  • "Bicycle Girl" (2013)
  • "One Hundred and Twenty Days of Sunlight" (2013)
  • "Slip Road" (revised) (2014)
  • "Budo or, The Flying Orchid" (2014)
  • "The Monkey House" (2015)
  • "Child, Funeral, Thief, Death" (2015)
  • "The Last Pantheon" (2015) (with Nick Wood)
  • "Decommissioned" (2016)
  • "Household Gods" (2016)
  • "The Apologists" (2016)
  • "Gnaw" (2016)
  • "Bootblack" (2017)
  • "The Murders of Molly Southbourne" (2017)
  • "Yard Dog" (2018)
  • "The Survival of Molly Southbourne" (2019)

PoemsEdit

  • "Komolafe" (2013)

EssaysEdit

  • "The Last Word on the Last Pantheon" (2016) (with Nick Wood)
  • "Please Stop Talking about the 'Rise' of African Science Fiction" (2018)

Other workEdit

  • Omenana #4 (September 2015) (cover art)
  • In Morningstar's Shadow: Dominion of the Fallen Stories by Aliette de Bodard (2015) (cover art)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "C&W Agency". cwagency.co.uk.
  2. ^ a b "Tade Thompson | Authors | Macmillan". US Macmillan.
  3. ^ a b "Tade Thompson". Strange Horizons. 1 March 2017.
  4. ^ "Summary Bibliography: Tade Thompson". www.isfdb.org.
  5. ^ https://www.fantasticfiction.com, webmaster@fantasticfiction.com -. "Tade Thompson". www.fantasticfiction.com.
  6. ^ "Rosewater".
  7. ^ "sfadb : Tade Thompson Awards". www.sfadb.com.
  8. ^ "BSFA London Meetings: Interview with Tade Thompson". 18 July 2018.
  9. ^ Roberts, Adam (4 October 2018). "Rosewater by Tade Thompson review – a stellar SF debut". the Guardian.
  10. ^ Brown, Eric (15 January 2016). "The best science fiction novels – review roundup". the Guardian.
  11. ^ Flood, Alison (8 March 2016). "Margaret Atwood wins Kitschies Red Tentacle award for The Heart Goes Last". the Guardian.
  12. ^ "Interview: Tade Thompson - Lightspeed Magazine". Lightspeed Magazine. 24 October 2017.
  13. ^ Cain, Sian (17 July 2019). "Tade Thompson's 'gritty' alien invasion tale wins Arthur C Clarke award". The Guardian.
  14. ^ Tade Thompson (5 September 2018). "Author Interview: Tade Thompson on Rosewater". The Illustrated Page.

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