Marc Thomas

Born in Cornwall, England, I now live in Buenos Aires, where I was inspired to write The Last British President.

In the mid-1970s I lived in Buenos Aires, Argentina for two years, experienced the 1976 military coup d’état first hand and learned to ride horses with gauchos, which is when I discovered that I enjoyed writing.

In 2005, I returned  for the first time in 35 years and realised that I had changed more than the country had.Three years later, big changes came to Argentina and half way through the recent twelve year Peronist regime, an idea began to form in my mind.

How would I run the country, should I be elected president? This question set me on the path of creating characters from Argentina’s early 19th century dealings with the British, so in April 2016, I started writing The Last British President.

When I’m not writing, real life bites, so to make a living, I build high-end gaming computers and write online, for real money.

My escape is to ride my motorcycle to distant parts of Argentina, trying not to overthink the country. I don’t always succeed in the latter, but the journey is always fascinating.