Ron Thompson (Poplar Lake) - fall 2018Ron Thompson was born and raised on Canada’s prairies. After training as a naval officer and backpacking across Europe, he spent two years working on the margins of the Kalahari Desert. He subsequently pursued a career in Canada and internationally as an economist, investment banker and consultant.

Ron is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan, the University of Toronto, the London School of Economics, and the Humber School for Writers.  His fiction has appeared in Canadian Voices (Bookland Press), his short compositions on the surrealist-inspired website Exquisite Corpse, and his historical commentaries in the literary publication The Burney Letter. His satiric first novel, A Person of Letters, was published in 2015.

Ron’s second novel, Poplar Lake, was published in October 2018. Terry Fallis, two-time winner of Canada’s Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour, called Poplar Lake “a captivating story, rich with humour and heart. I didn’t want it to end.” “Thompson’s got everything here to make a great Canadian novel,” reviewer Bill Robertson said in the Star-Phoenix, “and he goes a long way to writing just that.”

He lives and writes in Toronto.