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Ron Thompson

Ron Thompson

Photo: Ron Berg

Ron Thompson grew up in Saskatchewan. He has been a naval officer, development worker, civil servant, economist, investment banker, and consultant.

Ron's satiric first novel, A Person of Letters, was published in 2015.  His second novel, Poplar Lake, was published in October 2018. Terry Fallis, two-time winner of Canada’s Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour, called Poplar Lake “a captivating story, rich with humour and heart. I didn’t want it to end.” “Thompson’s got everything here to make a great Canadian novel,” reviewer Bill Robertson said in the Star-Phoenix, “and he goes a long way to writing just that.” Ron's fiction has appeared in Canadian Voices (Bookland Press), his short compositions on the surrealist-inspired website Exquisite Corpse and his historical commentaries in the literary publication The Burney Letter.

Ron is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan, the University of Toronto, the London School of Economics, and the Humber School for Writers, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst. 

Email:
c/o Writers' Union of Canada
City:
Toronto
Province:
Ontario
Genre:
Fiction: satire, historical, contemporary

Publications

Poplar Lake. 2018, Now or Never Publishing
A Person of Letters. 2015, Martin Scribler Media
Eligible for National Public Readings Program:
Yes

WITS

Are you available for public presentations and/or workshops:
Yes
Presentation Description

Reading or discussion of my work or background, inspiration, etc.

Presentation Length:
10-30 minutes
Genre:
Fiction (satire, historical). Reading or discussion of my work or inspiration
Grades:
Any
Audience Size:
Any
Are you available for school visits?:
Yes
Interested in participating in the Union’s Ontario Writers-in-the-Schools program:
Yes
Interested in participating in the Northern Ontario WITS program:
Yes