Feel free to roam about and contact me if you wish.

Sept 21. Just published, 'A Child of Love and War' (Cornovia Press), a verse memoir. Available from Amazon. 'This is not a record of facts but of important relationships in the emotional and sexual sphere. They are viewed from my perspective and therefore unreliably. The period covered is from 1935 to 1998, when I was 63.'

Feb '21. Just out, my latest verse collection, 'The Last Waltz' (Cornovia Press), available from Amazon.

Also published, July 2020: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1908878185
'Corona man', a fictional verse journal of the plague year 2020. See Amazon for details.

[b']Being incompetent at gardening, creating new recipes or assembling vast jigsaw puzzles, I wrote this fictional verse memoir.'

John Trenear, an 84 year old widower, lives alone in a bleak London tower block. He has turned away from a world he finds alien, its customs and beliefs so different from the Christian simplicities of his Cornish childhood. He tweets not, neither does he watch TV. Consequently, when the coronavirus strikes and lockdown is imposed, he has no idea what is happening; Corona to him means only the fizzy soft drink he enjoyed as a child. On VE Day there are no Corona bottles being opened with an explosion of fizz, as they had in the merry street party he remembers: indeed the streets below his flat are incomprehensibly empty. But the day brings him added confusion and distress, for it appears that something called a ‘hate crime’ has been committed. Corona Man, a study of old age, confusion and isolation, is both very poignant and very funny.

2018 news:
The British Library has acquired my Archive. Earlier material is at Wisconsin University.

Looking for a really handsome elegant book to give to a poetry lover? The Folio Society produced my translations of Akhmatova (Anna Akhmatova: Selected Poems) in 2016. With photographs of the great poet.

New poetry:

Simon & Schuster have published my translation of Pushkin's first, long masterpiece RUSLAN AND LUDMILA, in the UK and USA, Feb 2019.

Recent publications include:

HUNTERS IN THE SNOW (Cornovia Press). My fourteenth novel, and my first for fourteen years. It is set in Vienna just before the First World War.

Recent poetry collections: MRS ENGLISH AND OTHER WOMEN and FAMILY BIBLE, both from Francis Boutle Publishers. From the same publishers my translation of Pushkin's ONEGIN.

I can be heard reading some of my poetry on the Poetry Archive. poetryarchive.org/poet/d-m-thomas.

D.M.Thomas is a British novelist and poet. He was awarded the Los Angeles Times Fiction prize for his novel The White Hotel, an international bestseller, translated into 30 languages; a Cholmondeley award for poetry; and the Orwell Prize for his biography of Alexander Solzhenitsyn. He lives in his native Cornwall, England.

I can be contacted via this site or directly to donthomascarnkie@gmail.com

Home address: Coach House, Rashleigh Vale, Truro TR1 1TJ, Cornwall, UK


The editions listed on other pages, showing the cover, are not necessarily the most readily available (or cheapest), or first in the UK, but a sample. If you go into Amazon, or Abe Books, you can easily find what you need and what's best for your budget.

By D. M. Thomas:
The Flute-Player
The White Hotel
Russian Nights Quintet:
Lying Together
Flying in to Love
Pictures at an Exhibition
Eating Pavlova
Lady with a Laptop
Hunters in the Snow
verse fiction
Vintage Ghosts
Corona man
Penguin Modern Poets 11
Two Voices
Logan Stone
Love and Other Deaths
The Honeymoon Voyage
Dreaming in Bronze
The Puberty Tree: Selected Poems
Dear Shadows
Unknown Shores: selected SF poems
Not Saying Everything
Flight and Smoke
Two Countries
Mrs English and Other Women
Family Bible
Shadow Sonnets
Akhmatova: Selected Poems
Pushkin: Selected Poems
Boris Godunov
Ruslan and Ludmila
Yevtushenko: A Dove in Santiago
Memories & Hallucinations
Bleak Hotel
Alexander Solzhenitsyn: a Century in his Life
Conversations with Freud
Hell Fire Corner
children’s fiction
The Devil and the Floral Dance