Tom Bullough grew up on a hill farm in Radnorshire, Wales - the setting of The Claude Glass (Sort of Books, 2007). He now lives in the Brecon Beacons. As well as writing fiction, he has worked as a music journalist - specialising in the music of Southern Africa. The Claude Glass is his second novel and was shortlisted for the Wales Book of the Year Award 2008. His first novel, A, was published by Sort Of Books in 2002.
In 2012, his third novel, Konstantin, was published by Penguin Viking. Konstantin is set in 1867 in Ryazan, a city on the banks of the Oka River in Central Russia. Moving from wolf-infested forests to the brothels of Moscow, from the confines of village life to the wonders of the Age of Steam, from appalling tragedy to the discovery of a great love, Konstantin tells the extraordinary story, based on a real-life character, of the first man to reveal how travel into space might be possible.
His latest novel, Addlands (Granta, 2016) was selected to the 20016 Wales Literature Exchange Bookcase.