About Thomas Wharton

I write books for adults and younger readers. My most recent novel is Every Blade of Grass. Currently I’m putting together a collection of published and new short fiction with the working title Longing and Other Stories.

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 published in 2008. The Fathomless Fire followed in 2012, and volume three, The Tree of Story, was published in the fall of 2013.

My work has been published in the US, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and many other countries. I’m currently working on a collection of fantastical tales.

I teach creative writing to the next generation of Canadian writers. I live in Edmonton with my wife Sharon, our three children, and a dog named Boo.