Tom Bryan is a widely published and broadcast poet, fiction and non-fiction writer. He was the sixth Brownsbank Writing Fellow in Biggar, South Lanarkshire, and has held other residencies in various parts of the country. He lived for many years in Strathcanaird, Wester Ross, where he co-edited Northwords magazine; he was the founder of The Eildon Tree magazine, still going in the Scottish Borders, and has also edited several anthologies. To date, he has produced seven collections of poetry, as well as non-fiction, short stories and a novel. His short stories have appeared in anthologies and literary magazines in Britain and abroad. He writes songs and has also had a dramatic piece about the mythical Scottish bard Thomas the Rhymer performed in the Borders, the Highlands and the State Theatre in Tula, Russia. The first volume of his collected poems appeared in 2018.
He lives in Kelso in the Scottish Borders.