Ron Thompson (Poplar Lake) - fall 2018Ron Thompson grew up on the Canadian prairies. After serving as a naval officer, he spent two years working on the margins of the Kalahari. He subsequently pursued a career in Canada and internationally as an economist, investment banker, and consultant.

His satiric first novel, A Person of Letters, was published in 2015. His second novel, Poplar Lake, was released in 2018. Terry Fallis, winner of the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour, called Poplar Lake “a captivating story, rich with humour and heart.” “Thompson’s got everything here to make a great Canadian novel,” reviewer Bill Robertson said in the Star-Phoenix/Post Media, “and he goes a long way to writing just that.”

Ron’s new  novel, The Wind From All Directions, is set in the Pacific northwest in 1792. It will be published in early 2024.

Ron is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan, the University of Toronto, the London School of Economics, and the Humber School for Writers. He lives in Toronto.