Douglas Thompson

Douglas Thompson’s short stories have appeared in a wide range of magazines and anthologies, most recently Albedo One, Ambit, Postscripts, and New Writing Scotland. He won the Grolsch/Herald Question of Style Award in 1989 and second prize in the Neil Gunn Writing Competition in 2007. His first book, Ultrameta, was published by Eibonvale Press in August 2009, nominated for the Edge Hill Prize, and shortlisted for the BFS Best Newcomer Award, and since then he has published further novels, Sylvow (Eibonvale, 2010), Apoidea (The Exaggerated Press, 2011), Mechagnosis (Dog Horn, 2012), Entanglement (Elsewhen Press, 2012), The Brahan Seer (Acair Publishing, 2014), Volwys and other stories (Dog Horn, 2014) and The Rhymer, an Heredyssey (Elsewhen Press, 2014).

EntanglementDouglas’s philosophical science fiction novel, Entanglement, was published by Elsewhen Press on 1st August 2012.


Palimpsest derived from photos of Leonardo’s work by Janaka Dharmasena/ Original artwork by Alison BuckDouglas’s comic-poetic satire The Rhymer, an Heredyssey was published by Elsewhen Press on 2nd May 2014.


Artwork by Alison BuckDouglas’s story Bird Brains is included in the anthology Existence is Elsewhen which was published by Elsewhen Press on 18th March 2016.




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