Tom Gillespie grew up in a small town just outside Glasgow. After completing a Masters in English at Glasgow University, he spent the next ten years pursuing a musical career as a singer/songwriter, playing, recording and touring the UK and Europe with his band. He now lives in Bath with his wife, daughter and hyper-neurotic cat, where he works at the University as an academic English lecturer.

Tom writes long and short fiction. A number of his stories are published by www.eastoftheweb.com . He is also a regular contributor to fridayflash.org.

Tom’s writing has been described as terse, minimalist, hyper- realistic and ambiguous, where layers of meaning are conveyed using a concise and economical style.

He is currently working on a second novel and a collection of short stories.

His critically acclaimed, debut novel Painting by Numbers, a dark,psychological drama that explores the surreal complexities of the human mind, has been selected as FINALIST for The People’s Book Prize.

Published by Crooked Cat books and available from all good bookstores






 Header Image: ‘Can you hear them?’  © John Farnan  (www.johnfar.com)

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