More About the Author
Rupert Thomson is the author of nine critically acclaimed novels, including "The Insult", which was shortlisted for the Guardian Fiction Prize, and chosen by David Bowie as one of the 100 Must-Read Books of All Time, "The Book of Revelation", which was made into a feature film by the Australian writer/director, Ana Kokkinos, and "Death of a Murderer", which was shortlisted for the Costa Prize.
In 2010 he ventured into non-fiction, publishing a highly personal memoir. "This Party's Got to Stop" was described by Robert Macfarlane as "completely brilliant", and by Jackie Kay as "a riot, and heartbreakingly sad", and went on to win the Writers' Guild Non-Fiction Book of the Year.
His new novel, "Katherine Carlyle", will be published in November. It has already received praise from James Salter, Lionel Shriver, Jonathan Lethem, Deborah Moggach, Richard Flanagan, Anne Enright, Rebecca Mead, and KT Tunstall. According to Philip Pullman, "Katherine Carlyle" is "completely unexpected and brilliantly done" and "the strongest and most original novel I have read it a very long time."
Rupert Thomson has lived in many cities around the world, including Athens, Berlin, Amsterdam, New York, Sydney, Rome, and most recently Barcelona. He now lives in London.