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Tom Thompson

b. 1953

Tom Thompson (b. 1953) is a publisher and writer. During the 1980s he worked as a journalist at the Sydney Morning Herald and as publishing coordinator of the Encyclopedia of the Australian People (for the Australian Bicentennial Authority) before moving to Collins, for which he developed the Imprint label in 1988. As Publisher of Literature at Angus & Robertson between 1989 and 1993 he developed the Imprint Classics, Lives, and Critical Studies series and published the poetry list. In 1994 he published the first Imprint titles under Editions Tom Thompson, in association with HarperCollins, from which he subsequently purchased the trademark and titles. He is currently proprietor of the ETT (Editions Tom Thompson) imprint, dedicated to keeping classic Australian titles available. Thompson is the author of fourteen books including Growing Up in the Sixties (1986), Hors Texte (Paris, 1997) and Hurstville Oval (2002), the latter one of several pieces written with his wife, Elizabeth Butel. Thompson has an intense interest in Australian sporting history and from 2003 to 2005 published on sporting history and memorabilia for Lawson Menzies.

Updated 2018