Sam Thompson

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Sam Thompson was born in London in 1978.

His first book Communion Town, which is about a kaleidoscopic city, was published in 2012 and longlisted for the Man Booker Prize. His second book Jott is about friendship, madness and modernism. It came out in 2018.

He’s written for the Times Literary Supplement, the London Review of Books and other periodicals, and has taught English lit and creative writing at Oxford University, Oxford Brookes and Queen’s University Belfast.

He lives in Belfast.

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Communion Town

3.12 avg rating — 525 ratings — published 2012 — 7 editions
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Jott

3.50 avg rating — 10 ratings2 editions
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“It was well past midnight, quiet, few people around. All noises had retreated. The night seemed to have its own resonance. At that hour, the city's a gong that was struck at noon and is not yet quite still.”
Sam Thompson, Communion Town

“The interval of two notes could divide your heart and the tug of words against rhythm could mend it: I'd stumbled on the means to say whatever was true in this life. I only wanted the skill to do it.”
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“Time is strange in certain rooms”
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