Stephen Thompson lectures in Fiction and Creative Nonfiction at both undergraduate and post-graduate levels. He is an established novelist, screenwriter and documentary filmmaker. His first novel, Toy Soldiers, was published in 2000 and was 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 post-war years.
2007 saw the publication of his third novel, Meet Me Under The Westway, a satirical account of life in London's theatre land, drawn extensively from his experiences as a member of The Royal Court Young People's Theatre.
His most recent novel, No More Heroes, was published in 2016 and is about the 7/7 bombings.
Between 2006 and 2010, while living in Edinburgh, he wrote regular book reviews for one of Scotland's premier broadsheet newspapers, Scotland on Sunday. He has lectured in Creative Writing at various educational establishments, including Birkbeck College and the University of Edinburgh.
He is the editor and publisher of the online literary journal, The Colverstone Review. His documentary film, Black For A Cause, about the Black Power Movement in London in the 1970s, has been shown at film festivals in the UK and abroad.
Areas of expertise
Novel writing. The short story. Nonfiction. Documentary filmmaking. Publishing. Screenwriting.
To see a list of Stephen's publications, visit his author page by clicking on the link below.