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Jean Thompson

Biography

Jean Thompson

Jean Thompson is a novelist and short story writer. Her works include the novels A CLOUD IN THE SHAPE OF A GIRL, SHE POURED OUT HER HEART, THE HUMANITY PROJECT, THE YEAR WE LEFT HOME, CITY BOY, WIDE BLUE YONDER, THE WOMAN DRIVER and MY WISDOM, and the short story collections THE WITCH AND OTHER TALES RE-TOLD, DO NOT DENY ME, THROW LIKE A GIRL, WHO DO YOU LOVE (a National Book Award finalist), LITTLE FACE AND OTHER STORIES and THE GASOLINE WARS.

Thompson’s short fiction has been published in many magazines and journals, including the New Yorker, and anthologized in The Best American Short Stories and The Pushcart Prize.

Thompson has been the recipient of Guggenheim and National Endowment for the Arts fellowships, among other accolades, and has taught creative writing at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Reed College, Northwestern University, and other colleges and universities. She lives in Urbana, Illinois.

Jean Thompson

Books by Jean Thompson

by Jean Thompson - Fiction

From the National Book Award finalist and the New York Times bestselling author of THE YEAR WE LEFT HOME comes a moving family saga about three generations of women who struggle to find freedom and happiness in their small Midwestern college town.