Tade Thompson

From Wikipedia: Tade Thompson is a British born Yoruba psychiatrist who is best known for his science fiction novels. Thompson was born in London to Yoruba parents and grew up in Nigeria. His family left the United Kingdom around 1976. He studied medicine and social anthropology. He went on to specialize in psychiatry. He writes novels and short stories which have been critically received. Thompson was a Nommo Award and a Kitschies Golden Tentacle Award winner. He was a John W. Campbell Award finalist as well as nominated for the Shirley Jackson Award, the British Science Fiction Award, and the Nommo Award, a year when he didn’t win. Thompson is also a capable illustrator and artist. His novella The Murders of Molly Southbourne has been optioned for screen adaptation. Thompson returned to the UK in 1998. He left again to spend a year working in Samoa. He now works on the south coast of England.




  • Making Wolf (2015)
  • Rosewater (2016, revised version 2018 [13])
  • The Rosewater Insurrection (2019)
  • The Rosewater Redemption (2019)


  • The Murders of Molly Southbourne (2017)
  • The Survival of Molly Southbourne (2019)

Cover Art

  • Omenana, #4, September 2015 (2015)
  • In Morningstar’s Shadow (2015)

Short Fiction

  • The McMahon Institute for Unquiet Minds (2005)
  • Slip Road (2009)
  • Shadow (2010)
  • Notes from Gethsemane (2012)
  • Bicycle Girl (2013)
  • One Hundred and Twenty Days of Sunlight (2013)
  • Slip Road (revised) (2014)
  • Budo or, The Flying Orchid (2014)
  • The Monkey House (2015)
  • Child, Funeral, Thief, Death (2015)
  • The Last Pantheon (2015) with Nick Wood
  • Decommissioned (2016)
  • Household Gods (2016)
  • The Apologists (2016)
  • Gnaw (2016)
  • Bootblack (2017)
  • The Murders of Molly Southbourne (2017)
  • Yard Dog (2018)


  • Komolafe (2013)


  • The Last Word on the Last Pantheon (2016) with Nick Wood
  • Please stop talking about the “RISE” of African Science Fiction (2018)

We will of course be talking with him about his very notable science fiction trilogy ROSEWATER, ROSEWATER INSURRECTTION, and ROSEWATER REDEMPTION, finished here in 2019, as well as the very African crime fiction (?) novel Making Wolf, and the thrilling series about Molly Southbourne…

You can find a review of the first volume of The Wormwood Trilogy here: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/oct/04/rosewater-tade-thompson-review

And you can prepare a bit by reading this interview with Tade: http://www.lightspeedmagazine.com/nonfiction/interview-tade-thompson/

Tade is on twitter @tadethompson  (15.000 tweets so far). Actually very varied tweets, but all quite interesting!