I write books for adults and younger readers. My most recent novel is Every Blade of Grass. My first novel, Icefields (1995) won the Commonwealth Writer’s Prize for Best First Book, Canada/Caribbean division, and the inaugural Banff Mountain Book grand prize. My second novel, Salamander (2001), was short-listed for the Governor-General’s Literary Award and the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize. A collection of short stories about imaginary books, The Logogryph, published in 2004 by Gaspereau Press was shortlisted for the IMPAC-Dublin Prize. I've published a three-volume fantasy for younger readers, The Perilous Realm. Book One, The Shadow of Malabron, was … Read More...
“One morning, after a night of primitive neural activity that vaguely resembled dreams, an insect woke to discover that it had been transformed into a woman named Valerie…” New story of mine in the Danforth Review! http://thedanforthreview.blogspot.ca/2015/01/fiction-57-thomas-wharton.html
A Soundtrack for Every Blade of Grass What follows are the names of some tracks and artists that inspired me during the writing of Every Blade of Grass. In most cases I found that a particular piece of music came to represent a scene or an aspect of the book’s themes of wonder, loss, and… [Continue Reading]
If you love actual physical books like I do (which I presume you do if you found your way to this site) then I’m happy to tell you that Every Blade of Grass is available at last as a print-on-demand book you can hold in your hands, with actual pages that turn. https://www.createspace.com/4970256 It’s been… [Continue Reading]
I’ll start with the how, and get to the why in a follow-up post. Actually it probably makes sense to start with the term “hybrid author.” When a friend first let me know I’d become a hybrid author, I had no idea what she meant and so I went looking for a definition. According to… [Continue Reading]
by Hugh Griffith on Amazon “Every Blade of Grass by Thomas Wharton starts with a letter left at the front desk of a hotel in Iceland. The recipient, Martha, is a neophyte journalist from New York and the sender is a young biologist from Vancouver. Very quickly the story progresses as a series of… [Continue Reading]