Stephen Thompson's first novel, Toy Soldiers, a semi-autobiographical account of his adolescence, was published in 2000 and described by Hanif Kureishi as 'beautifully written, painfully honest and deeply affecting'. His second novel, Missing Joe, was published a year later and concerns the generation of West Indians who arrived in Britain en masse in the fifties and sixties. 2007 saw the publication of his third novel, Meet Me Under The Westway, a satirical take on London's theatre land drawn from his experiences as a member of The Royal Court Young People's Theatre. His latest novel, No More Heroes, about the 7/7 bombings, will be published in the spring of 2015.
As well as fiction, Stephen has also written journalism for, among others:
- The Observer
- The Voice
- Five Dials
- Arena Magazine.
Between 2006 and 2010, whilst living in Edinburgh, he wrote regular book reviews for Scotland on Sunday. He is the editor and publisher of the online literary journal, The Colverstone Review, and co-founder of the creative writing retreat, The Page. He has lectured in Creative Writing at Birkbeck College and the University of Edinburgh and taught screenwriting at Central Film School in London.