A lover of language from an early age, Thom sampled various jobs (all the while penning short stories in secret) before studying Creative Writing at university. The Tin-Kin, her debut novel, was originally presented by Thom as part of her final portfolio for her course and was published in 2009. The book, featuring a travelling family, was described by the Independent as ‘[endowing] Travellers of the 1950s (it feels more like the middle ages) with an expressive Scots voice that never slips into mere pastiche’. Currently Thom – further information on whom can be found on her website – lives with her husband in Glasgow, where she is an Honorary Writer in Residence for the French Department at Glasgow University.
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