Temple Drake

Temple Drake is the pen name of acclaimed author Rupert Thomson, who has written eleven novels, including Never Anyone But YouKatherine CarlyleSecrecyThe Insult, which was shortlisted for the Guardian Fiction Prize and selected by David Bowie as one of his 100 Must-Read Books of All Time; The Book of Revelation, which was made into a feature film by Ana Kokkinos; and Death of a Murderer, which was shortlisted for the Costa Novel of the Year Award. He lives in London.

As Temple Drake he recently published NVK, a novel set in the otherworldly megalopolis that is today’s Shanghai, which blends the gothic, the erotic, and the supernatural as it charts an intense and dangerous affair.

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