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Tom Holt


(Thomas Charles Louis Holt)
UK (1961 - )
Son of Hazel Holt

aka Thomas Holt

Tom Holt was born in 1961, and produced his first book, Poems by Tom Holt, at the age of thirteen. He began writing his distinctive brand of comic fantasy while at Oxford, and has also written two well-recieved historical novels, as well as collaborating on the (unauthorised) biography of Margaret Thatcher, I, Margaret. He is married, and lives in Chard, Somerset, "just downwind of the meat canning factory".
 
Non fiction
 
Anthologies containing stories by Tom Holt
The Mammoth Book of Comic FantasyRoyal WhodunnitsThe Mammoth Book of Seriously Comic FantasyThe Mammoth Book of Awesome Comic Fantasy
 
Short stories
Pizza To Go (1998)
Accidental Death (1999)
Escape from the Planet of the Bears (1999)


Tom Holt recommends
No Free Lunch
No Free Lunch (2006)
(Hal Spacejock, book 4)
Simon Haynes
"Fast, funny, quirky."
This Age We're Living in
This Age We're Living in (2007)
David Wilson
"Witty, perceptive, observant, provocative, wise; funny but never played just for laughs; the best book I've read this year."
The Crown of the Blood
The Crown of the Blood (2010)
(Crown of the Blood, book 1)
Gav Thorpe
"Thorpe writes strong, uncluttered narrative, and his characters actually sound like real people."



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