Tade Thompson

Author of Rosewater Trilogy

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Tade Thompson is a writer, medical doctor and psychiatrist who also studied social anthropology.

Making Wolf (2015) was his first novel, a mystery story based around a supermarket store guard returning from London to solving a murder in West Africa. It won the 2015 Kitschies Golden Tentacle (for best debut novel). It has been optioned by Big Talk Productions to be developed for TV.

His second novel, Rosewater (2017) was the first of the Wormwood Trilogy and won the 2017 NOMMO and the 2019 Clark award as well as a BSFA nomination. It concerns the goings on in a community built around the edges of a mysterious alien biodome focusing on a reluctant Nigerian government agent with telepathic powers derived from the alien. The trilogy was completed by The Rosewater Insurrection (2019) and The Rosewater Redemption (2019) with the former nominated for a BSFA award and the latter a nominee for the 2020 Phillip K Dick award, the results of which will be announced on 10th April.

The first of a pair of psychological horror novellas, The Murders of Molly Southbourne (2017) and The Survival of Molly Southbourne (2019) has been optioned for television. It won the 2018 NOMMO while being a finalist for the Shirley Jackson Award. It is also a current BSFA finalist. Thompson has also written a variety of short fiction dating back to The McMahon Institute for Unquiet Minds (2005) and including, with Nick Wood, the BSFA nominated The Last Pantheon (2015), and on his own the Sturgeon finalist Yard Dog (2018). His BSFA-nominated short story The Apologists which first appeared in Interzone magazine has been optioned for television development.

A new edition of Making Wolf will be published in May 2020.