Robert Thomson is an author, screenwriter, editor and filmmaker. His first book "Secret Things" was released in 1993. A second edition was released the following year. He began working as a journalist and magazine editor at this time, rejuvenating Icon magazine and then later acting as Managing Editor of FAB National magazine, Canada's only gay men's glossy. A second book of short stories, "Need," was scheduled to be published in 2000 but, due to its U.S. distributor's bankruptcy, it was never formally released to the public.
In the intervening years Robert worked as a bus boy, lyricist, disc jockey, and video editor. He began studying screenwriting and film theory in 2010. He wrote, filmed, directed and edited several short films, including "Text" and "Last Visit" (Última visita), which was nominated as Best Short at the 2011 Barcelona GLBT Film Festival. Over the last four years, he has written eight feature-length screenplays in various genres.
In 2014 Robert's company HowNow Media has reissued both "Secret Things" and "Need" in expanded ebook formats as well as a a free compilation of his past and future work, "Now... Where Was I?" A third collection featuring all new material, "Tiny Grievances," will be released in June of 2016. For complete details, please visit http://www.robertwthomson.com.
Robert lives in Toronto, Canada.
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VideosLast Visit (Based on "If" from my book Need)
This is a short film based on one of the stories ("If") from my book Need, which has just been released.
by Robert Thomson
Robert Thomson writes incisively about the types of need we experience—sometimes through emotional explosions, but more often in the private details of day-to-day life. Written with visceral immediacy, grace, and wit, the stories of Need can be held up like mirrors to our emotional selves.
Startling... Wonderful... Engaging... Ghastly-funny... Honest and candid... Highly entertaining...
by Robert Thomson
With a cast of unusual characters and often hysterical situations, Robert Thomson's debut Secret Things crosses the boundaries of gay fiction and speaks to a wide audience about the search for love, the fear of intimacy, the adoption triangle, sex, death, and many other subjects. This is the 20th anniversary, expanded e-book edition.
"A bold debut."
"Hysterical and bittersweet."
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