Tade Thompson was born in London to Yoruba parents. He has a background in medicine, psychiatry and social anthropology. He is a lapsed martial artist and amateur visual artist. He works as a Consultant Psychiatrist in the South of England.
His short story HONOURABLE MENTION (Solaris Books, 2014) was on Ellen Datlow’s recommended list for Best Horror of the Year volume 7. Tade’s first novel, MAKING WOLF (2015), won the 2016 Golden Tentacle Award at the Kitschies. His second novel ROSEWATER (2016) received a starred review from Publishers Weekly, and is on the Locus 2016 Recommended Reading List. It had been shortlisted for the British Science Fiction Award, but was disqualified because due to American publication. His short story THE APOLOGISTS (2016, Interzone Magazine) is currently on the shortlist for a British Science Fiction Award.
Upcoming works include the novella THE MURDERS OF MOLLY SOUTHBOURNE at Tor.com scheduled for late 2017, and a novella with Solaris books. He is currently working on further books in the ROSEWATER universe. He is the UK spokesperson for the African Speculative Fiction Society and a consultant in the upcoming Barbican science fiction exhibition ‘Into the Unknown: A Journey Through Science Fiction’