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LG Thomson

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Contact: lgt@btinternet.com
Local authority: Highland
Languages: English
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LG Thomson was born in Glasgow, grew up in Cumbernauld, went to art school in Dundee, and now lives in the Highlands. She was short-listed for the Dundee Book Prize and her writing has appeared in a wide range of anthologies and literary publications including Wyldblood Magazine, Epoch Press, and Art North. 

She is the author of several novels including noir thriller Boyles's Law. Her latest book, Modernist Dreams Brutalist Nightmares, is a searingly honest and brutally funny memoir about being part of the first generation to grow up in Cumbernauld, Scotland's most ambitious and experimental New Town. It is her first nonfiction book.

She has extensive experience of running creative writing workshops and has devised several creative writing courses including Green Ink, a project for young writers age 16-25. She is the co-tutor of a unique creative writing and art course at Bridge House Art in Ullapool, and runs creative writing workshops for Open Book in Ullapool and Coigach.

Local authorities can visit

Aberdeen City; Aberdeenshire; Angus; Argyll and Bute; Clackmannanshire; Dumfries and Galloway; Dundee; East Ayrshire; East Dunbartonshire; East Lothian; East Renfrewshire; Edinburgh City; Falkirk; Fife; Glasgow City; Highland; Inverclyde; Midlothian; Moray; Na h-Eileanan Siar (Western Isles); North Ayrshire; North Lanarkshire; Orkney Islands; Perth and Kinross; Renfrewshire; Scottish Borders; Shetland; South Ayrshire; South Lanarkshire; Stirling; West Dunbartonshire; West Lothian

Events can deliver

Chairing events; Mentoring; Panel event; Reading; Residency; Talk; Workshop

Audience can work with

Adult learners; Young people in the community (e.g. Youth clubs, Guides, Scouts)

Topics of work

Biography & memoir; Childhood; Class & society; Contemporary fiction; Crime fiction; Mystery & thriller

Age groups published for

Teens; Adults

Age groups can work with

9-11; 12-14; 15-18; 18+

Audience size

0-10; 11-30; 31-100; 100-500; 500+