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Welcome to the website of Scottish novelist and poet Tom McCulloch. Here you can find information on Tom’s novels, short stories and poetry, as well as latest news.

Sandstone Press published Tom’s latest novel in March 2018. The Accidental Recluse is a tale about brothers, lovers and all that’s lost in the longing to get what you want.

The Stillman, Tom’s 2014 debut novel, received excellent reviews. It earned Tom the accolade of Amazon Rising Star. Tom followed this up with A Private Haunting in 2016, garnering him acclaim as a ‘blistering new talent on the literary scene.’

Latest Posts

Jazz trauma and monkeys

April 23rd, 2018

Well the dust has settled on the Oxford launch for The Accidental Recluse, held at Blackwell’s fab new store in the Westgate. We left a trail of devastation; spilled wine, overturned chairs, the...

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Publication Day

March 15th, 2018

The Accidental Recluse is out today. And ahm pondering. See ahm lookin out an open window. Full of somesuch an 17 years old. A distillery landscape at dusk. Aw rain an incongruous industrial on the ep...

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I dreamed of oatcakes

March 2nd, 2018

I don’t want to get up. I need to pee but it’s too cold. The issue is pressing but a decision is not yet a necessity. The question is how long have I been here? If I know I can estimate how long I hav...

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