D.M. Thomas

D.M. Thomas


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in Redruth, Cornwall, England, The United Kingdom
January 27, 1935

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D.M. Thomas was born in Cornwall in 1935. After reading English at New College, Oxford, he became a teacher and was Head of the English Department at Hereford College of Education until he became a full-time writer. His first novel The Flute-Player won the Gollancz Pan/Picador Fantasy Competition. He is also known for his collections of verse and his translation from the Russian poet Anna Akhmatova.

He was awarded the Los Angeles Fiction prize for his novel The White Hotel, an international bestseller, translated into 30 languages; a Cholmondeley award for poetry; and the Orwell Prize for his biography of Alexander Solzhenitsyn. He lives in his native Cornwall, England.

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I have just published a verse novel called Vintage Ghosts (Francis Boutle publishers, London).  It relates the experience of a group of (mostly) old men who regularly look at and write to a website full of vintage images like the one depicted.  They yearn for the glamour and innocent eroticism of their youth. It's highly entertaining.  At least, it entertained me! Read more of this blog post »
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The White Hotel

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Ararat

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Pictures At An Exhibition

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The Flute Player

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Eating Pavlova

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Alexander Solzhenitsyn: A C...

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Swallow

3.21 avg rating — 58 ratings — published 1984 — 6 editions
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Birthstone

3.20 avg rating — 44 ratings — published 1980 — 4 editions
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Flying in to Love

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“I didn't know till then the stars, in flakes
of snow come down to fuck the earth, the lake.”
D.M. Thomas, The White Hotel

“She wondered if she had grown obsessed with sex. She admitted to thinking about it almost all the time. ... "And if I'm not thinking about sex, I'm thinking about death," she added bitterly. "Sometimes both at the same time.”
D.M. Thomas, The White Hotel
tags: death, sex

“Can you feel the blood falling?”
D.M. Thomas, The White Hotel

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