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Scarlett Thomas

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in London, The United Kingdom
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Influences
Tolstoy
Chekhov
Katherine Mansfield
Bulgakov
Muriel Spark
Sylvia Plath
Sylvi
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Member Since
February 2015


Scarlett Thomas was born in London in 1972. Her widely-acclaimed novels include PopCo, The End of Mr Y and The Seed Collectors. As well as writing literary fiction for adults, she has also written a literary fantasy series for children and a book about writing called Monkeys with Typewriters. Her work has been translated into more than 25 languages.

She has been longlisted for the Orange Prize, shortlisted for the South African Boeke Prize and was once the proud recipient of an Elle Style Award. She is currently Professor of Creative Writing & Contemporary Fiction at the University of Kent in the UK. She lives in a Victorian house near the sea and spends a lot of time reading Chekhov and Katherine Mansfield.

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Scarlett Thomas Yes - I am actually writing it now at this very moment! I've recently finished a long short story/short novella called The Honeymoon, which I hope wil…moreYes - I am actually writing it now at this very moment! I've recently finished a long short story/short novella called The Honeymoon, which I hope will be out next year, and I'm working on a longer thing - possibly even a full-length novel - called Oligarchy.(less)
Scarlett Thomas Hi Nikki. The Seed Collectors is finished and out in July. I'm really excited about it! Thanks for asking.…moreHi Nikki. The Seed Collectors is finished and out in July. I'm really excited about it! Thanks for asking.(less)
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Oligarchy

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Going Out

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Scarlett’s Recent Updates

“Real life is physical. Give me books instead. Give me the invisibility of the contents of books, the thoughts, the ideas, the images. Let me become part of a book. . . . an intertextual being: a book cyborg, or, considering that books aren't cybernetic, perhaps a bibliorg.”
Scarlett Thomas, The End of Mr. Y

“Routine kills creative thought.”
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“I wonder if the reason I tend to say yes to everything is because I deeply believe that I can survive anything.”
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January 2014 -- Science Fiction

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