Thomas Wharton

I write books for adults and younger readers. My work has been published in the US, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and many other countries. I’m currently working on a collection of fantastical tales.

Recent Blog Posts

Review of Every Blade of Grass
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Review of Every Blade of Grass
Read Allan Hepburn’s thoughtful review of Every Blade of Grass, in the Toronto Review of Books.
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Bestiary
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Bestiary
Bestiary, a sequence of short pieces about encounters between animals and humans, published in AGNI Online, was also featured in Hingston & Olsen’s 2016 Short Story Advent Calendar. Bestiary is an ongoing work which will eventually form part of a new collection of stories.
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Road Trip
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Road Trip
A short piece titled “Road Trip,” published by Ariel Chart.
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Taking a Year to Read The Lord of the Rings
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    This year I’ve embarked on the project of reading JRR Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings by way of his own calendar of dates, as laid out in the novel’s Appendix B, “The Tale of Years.” Each day I read as much of the story as takes place on that date. (I l...
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The Rat Hole
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The Rat Hole
    A piece I wrote about Edmonton’s legendary, long lost “rat hole” is now up on yegstoryhood.  
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Vanishing Act
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      Vanishing Act   Saturday morning I’m finally getting around to checking my lottery numbers online when there’s a knock at the door. My first thought is I’ve got to get that bell fixed one of these days. No way I’m answering, though. Pam is out shopping with the boys and ...
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Rutherford the Time-Travelling Moose has arrived on time
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Rutherford the Time-Travelling Moose has arrived on time
    Rutherford the Time-travelling Moose, my children’s picture about Edmonton history, with illustrations by Amanda Schutz, is available now, from the Rutherford House website and at various locations around Edmonton, including Audreys Books.    
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Kiss of Death
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Kiss of Death
Even the wrapper they came in was unappealing. Orange and yellow and black. Who made them? Where did they come from? No kid on the planet liked them. When we hauled home our sacks of goodies at the end of Halloween night and dumped them out on the floor to see just what we’d gotten, […]
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Stuff Superman Overhears
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Stuff Superman Overhears
                    I’ve got a piece in McSweeney’s Internet Tendency that imagines what Superman would likely be bombarded with every single day. Read the whole thing here.  
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Imagining Darwin: The Ghost of the Beagle
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Imagining Darwin: The Ghost of the Beagle
    The sailors on board the Beagle told young Charles Darwin the chilling tale of their first captain, Pringle Stokes. After two harrowing years helming the ship safely through the hazards, desolation, and foul weather of the Straits of Magellan, Stokes fell into a deep depression. He ...
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