Writer and artist


The Last Good Man (Bloomsbury, 2020)

Selection of works

A01: Rollerdrome (2022) [BAFTA-winning video game] Roll7, Narrative Designer: Trailer
A02: STYX (2015) [Immersive theatre] RIFT: Listen
A03: Kōbō Abe (2020) [Essay] Granta: Read
A04: Tex and the Clouds (2016) [Short story] Unreal City: Constructing the Capital: Read
A05: The only thing is certain is (2016) [Short story] Best British Short Stories 2016: Read
A06: Dear Esther Live (2017/18) [Performance] The Chinese Room, UK and European tour
A07: All Shook Up (2018) [Feature] Sight & Sound: Read



Thomas McMullan is a writer and artist. His debut novel, The Last Good Man (Bloomsbury) won the 2021 Betty Trask Prize. His second novel, Groundwater, will be published by Bloomsbury in 2025. His short fiction and poetry have been published in Granta, 3:AM Magazine and Best British Short Stories, and his journalistic work has appeared in publications including the Guardian, Times Literary Supplement, Frieze, ArtReview and BBC News. He has also worked with theatre companies and games studios in London, Amsterdam and Los Angeles, including Punchdrunk, The Chinese Room and Roll7 (Bafta: Best British Game, 2023).