Rupert Thomson

Rupert Thomson‘s new novel, NVK, is published by Other Press under the pseudonym Temple Drake.

Accordingto one of her cousins, Mary Flannery O’Connor was ‘a very peculiar child’. When she was six, she drew countless pictures of chickens. To discourage classmates from sharing her lunch, she would sometimes take castor oil sandwiches to school. Her own recollection of herself is characteristically acerbic: ‘a pigeon-toed only child with a receding chin and a...

I’m a Cahunian: Claude Cahun

Adam Mars-Jones, 2 August 2018

Rupert Thomson’s​ new novel follows the contours of a remarkable life. Lucy Schwob, born in 1894 to a cultured and prosperous Nantes family, moved to Paris in 1920, where she developed...

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The screams were silver: Rupert Thomson

Adam Mars-Jones, 25 April 2013

Where Jim Crace’s Harvest refused all the conventions of the historical novel, Rupert Thomson’s Secrecy seems to run eagerly towards them, and yet the effect once again is of a genre...

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John Sutherland, 8 July 1993

‘In order to write this book, I had to do a great deal of research,’ Rupert Thomson tells us; the research for Air and Fire evidently took two forms. The narrative centres on the...

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