Tom Bromley

Director of fiction

Tom Bromley is an author, editor and ghostwriter. He has written ten books under his own name, both fiction and non-fiction, ghosted a further dozen titles, including several UK and international bestsellers, and has edited over a hundred books.

Tom’s novels include Half A World Away, described by Jonathan Coe as ‘a shrewd and ingenious riff on modern relationships . . . a comic gem with a serious undertow’. His most recent books are the popular culture memoirs Wired for Sound and All in the Best Possible Taste. The former was described by Will Hodgkinson, The Times’ chief rock critic, as ‘a joy’; the latter was a Daily Mail Book of the Week.

Tom spent over a decade working in publishing as a copywriter, commissioning editor, editorial director and publisher, and continues to work for both publishers and literary agencies in a consulting capacity. He has tutored for the Faber Academy for five years and created seven of the Academy’s online courses.

He has also taught and run workshops for a number of festivals and organisations including CrimeFest, Stratford Literary Festival, the John O’Connor Festival of Writing, the Literary Consultancy’s Literary Adventure, the Casa Ana Mentoring Retreat, Falmouth University, and the National Film and Television School. Tom is Director of Fiction for the Professional Writing Academy, the founding director of the Salisbury Literary Festival and has an MA in Creative Writing himself, from Bath Spa University.

Books published under own name (and pseudonym Thomas Black)

Ghostwritten books published, including several international top ten bestsellers

Books edited, including many prize-winners and bestsellers

TOM’s TOP WRITING TIP

A good writer is a good reader: the more widely and more closely you read, the better the writer you will become.

WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT TOM

I will continue to say it until I’m blue in the face, but it’s the truth – I couldn’t have got this far without tutor Tom Bromley. He has been incredibly supportive and his way of delivering feedback is perfect for an oversensitive time-bomb like me!

Kate, London, Work in Progress course

Tom’s books