About Thomas Wharton

I write books for adults and younger readers. I’ve just completed a collection of new short fictionThe Faraway Country of the Birds, and a novel, A Story Told by Water.

My first novel, Icefields (1995), published in Canada, the US, the UK, and many other countries, 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), also published internationally, 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 International Dublin Prize, one of the few works of speculative fiction to ever make the shortlist for this prestigious award.

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.

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