Author of The Sound of Whales
About Kerr Thomson
Kerr Thomson is a teacher of geography in Glasgow.
After studying geography at universities in Glasgow and Arkansas he worked at various jobs in various places including hospitals, sports centres and country parks, but eventually could resist no longer and entered the teaching profession, which is something of a family business. He has taught in several schools in Manchester and the west of Scotland.
He enjoys cycling and runs an occasional half-marathon. In every place and at every time he has always written stories.
Accolades and awards
- THE SOUND OF WHALES
Winner of the 2014 Times/Children's Fiction Competition
Winner of the 2016 Waverton Good Read Award
- THE RISE OF WOLVES
Shortlisted for the 2019 Scottish Teenage Book Prize
Kerr Thomson in the news
Children's Fiction Competition: What Makes a Winner?
So you’ve written your children’s novel – or perhaps you’re planning on writing one before our 18 December deadline! – but either way you’re probably curious about what we’re looking for. Here’s a little info on past winners for an insight into ...
April has been a really exciting month for us at Chicken House HQ - not only have we announced the winner of the 2015 Times/Chicken House Children's Fiction Competition, but we've also got four brand new books publishing!