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Tom Chatfield


Dr Tom Chatfield is a British author, tech philosopher and educator. He’s interested in improving our experiences and understanding of technology; and in exploring the paradoxes, hopes and horrors of the present day through fiction.

Tom’s debut novel, This is Gomorrah (Hodder), was published in July 2019. It was a Sunday Times thriller of the month, shortlisted for the CWA Steel Dagger for thriller of the year, and won France’s 2020 Prix Douglas Kennedy for the year’s best foreign thriller.

Tom’s non-fiction books exploring digital culture, including How To Thrive in the Digital Age (Pan Macmillan) and Live This Book! (Penguin), have appeared in over thirty languages. His bestselling critical thinking textbooks and online courses, developed in partnership with SAGE Publishing, are used in schools and universities across the world.



Ian Fleming Steel - This Is Gomorrah, shortlisted in 2020

Other Awards

Winner, France’s Prix Douglas Kennedy for best thriller in translation, 2020, for This Is Gomorrah

Books by Tom Chatfield

  • This Is Gomorrah