Ron Thompson was born and raised on the Canadian prairies. After serving in the army reserve and as a naval officer, he backpacked across Europe, then spent two years as a development worker on the margins of the Kalahari. He subsequently pursued a career in Canada and internationally as an economist, investment banker, and consultant.
His first novel, A Person of Letters, was published in 2015; his second, Poplar Lake, was released in 2018. Terry Fallis, winner of the Leacock Medal for Humour, called the latter “a captivating story, rich with humour and heart.” “Thompson’s got everything here to make a great Canadian novel,” reviewer Bill Robertson said of it in the Star-Phoenix/Post Media, “and he goes a long way to writing just that.”
Ron is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan, the University of Toronto, the London School of Economics, and the Humber School for Writers. He lives in Toronto.