Portrait of Adam Thompson

Adam Thompson

Adam Thompson is an emerging Aboriginal (Pakana) writer from Launceston who writes contemporary, Aboriginal-themed short fiction. In 2017–18, he undertook a writing mentorship with established author Kate Gordon, funded by Arts Tasmania. Adam has received writing awards through the Tamar Valley Writers Festival (2016) and the Tasmanian Writers and Readers Festival (2017). He was awarded a First Nations Fellowship at Varuna House in 2018, and has had fiction published by literary magazines such as Kill Your Darlings. His debut short-story collection will be published by UQP.

Adam is passionate about the Aboriginal community and works full-time at the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre.