Agent: Juliet Pickering
Ruth Thomas is a novelist and short story writer, whose work has won or been shortlisted for various awards, including the John Llewellyn Rhys Award, the Saltire First Book Award, the VS Pritchett Prize and a Scottish Arts Council Award. Her third collection of stories, SUPER GIRL, was longlisted for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Prize. Her debut novel, THINGS TO MAKE AND MEND (Faber), won the Good Housekeeping Most Entertaining Read Award in 2008 and her latest novel, THE HOME CORNER (Faber), was a Reading Agency Book Club choice in 2014.
Ruth’s stories often appear in anthologies and on BBC Radio; she’s also narrated a couple of essays for the BBC (one about Chekhov and one about beef restaurants in Argentina). She teaches part-time at St Andrews University and has worked as a Royal Literary Fund Writing Fellow; she’s also taught for the Arvon Foundation and Faber Academy, and has been a writer-in-residence with the Hosking Houses Trust in Stratford. She’s currently writing a new novel and a short story collection, and lives in the south of Edinburgh with her husband, three children and two cats.