Tom Pollock’s debut trilogy, The Skyscraper Throne, won him a place on The Guardian’s list of twenty best young novelists in science fiction and fantasy. The first title, The City's Son, was shortlisted for the Kitschies Golden Tentacle. The Glass Republic was shortlisted for the British Fantasy Award and Our Lady of The Streets was one of The Guardian's Best Science Fiction and Fantasy novels of the year (2014).
A distinctive, fresh voice, Tom's first contemporary YA novel, White Rabbit, Red Wolf, published in May 2018 (Walker). A clever, tense psychological thriller, it's a shattering tale of murder, maths and the mind. Tom's second YA thriller, Heartstream, is a story about celebrity, intimacy and conspiracy that asks, when everything you see and feel is filtered through the internet, how can you decide who to trust? It publishes in July 2019.
When he’s not researching and writing novels, he works out how to ship oil around the world safe from environmental accidents and pirate attacks. He lives and works in London.
"Gorgeously written and brimming with bizarre urban creatures, this darkly imagined and sometimes painful tale should delight fans of Neil Gaiman, China Miéville, and Holly Black." Publishers Weekly Starred Review on The City's Son
"Pollock's imagined London is intense and absorbing, and The City's Son is an urban fantasy in the truest sense of the word, intent on imbuing every corner of the city with life, wonder and magic." The Guardian on The City’s Son
"A gripping and gloriously treacherous thriller without guide ropes or safety nets. Leave all certainties by the door." Frances Hardinge on White Rabbit Red Wolf
"A dizzying rollercoaster of a novel." Will Hill on White Rabbit Red Wolf
"Tom Pollock displays a graceful mastery of both words and numbers in this brainy, unpredictable and truly original thriller." Samantha Shannon on White Rabbit Red Wolf
"Dazzling. It's as though Escher and Schrödinger had collaborated on a thriller." M R Carey on White Rabbit Red Wolf
"So many thriller protagonists fearlessly forge ahead without a second thought. In this departure from typical works of suspense, Pollock follows a teen who has an anxiety disorder and must run for his life...Filled with all the best components of the genre, this is a sensitive depiction of mental illness." School Library Journal on White Rabbit Red Wolf
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