Professor Listing


Thomas Wharton, BA, MA, PhD

Associate Professor


English and Film Studies

About Me

MA: University of Alberta

PhD: University of Calgary

My main area of research and teaching is Creative Writing: Fiction. 

My first novel, Icefields, won the Commonwealth Writer’s Prize for Best First Book, Canada/Caribbean division. My second novel, Salamander, was short-listed for the Governor-General’s Literary Award and the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize. A collection of my short fiction, The Logogryph, published in 2004, was shortlisted for the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. I have also written a YA fantasy trilogy, The Perilous Realm, an eco-fiction, Every Blade of Grass, and a history book for small children, Rutherford the Time-Travelling Moose. My work has been published in the US, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and other countries. 


Current research project: an online interactive literary map of Edmonton.



Teaching areas: 

Creative Writing: Fiction

Canadian Literature

Speculative Fiction/Fantasy