Pre-orders are open for Wolfstongue, the children’s debut from Booker Prize longlisted author of Communion Town, Sam Thompson.
Published by Little Island Books, it tells the story of a boy with speech problems who enters a hidden world of talking animals: a world in which language is power.
Inspired by the author’s own experience of having a son with speech difficulties, this is Sam Thompson’s first novel for children. Sam describes Wolfstongue as “a myth about how language can trap us or make us free, about the self-doubt we feel when we can’t find the words we need, and about how human stories have the power to shape the natural world”.
With atmospheric illustrations from Anna Tromop, Wolfstongue is a thrilling fantasy adventure for children of age 9 and upwards. It is available for pre-order here: http://littleisland.ie/books/wolfstongue/
Sam Thompson lives in Belfast. His first book Communion Town was longlisted for the 2012 Man Booker Prize. Jott was shortlisted for the 2019 Encore Award. He has taught English at the University of Oxford and Queens University Belfast, and written for the Times Literary Supplement and London Review of Books. His short fiction has appeared recently in The Tangerine, Still Worlds Turning (No Alibis Press), on BBC Radio 4 and in Best British Short Stories 2019 (Salt Publishing). Wolfstongue is his first novel for children.