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Jean Thompson
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Jean Thompson

Jean Thompson Biography

Jean Thompson is the author of fourteen books of fiction, including the National Book Award finalist Who Do You Love, the NYT bestseller The Year We Left Home, and the NYT Notable Book Wide Blue Yonder. Her work has been published in the New Yorker, as well as dozens of other magazines, and anthologized in The Best American Short Stories and the Pushcart Prize. She 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 Urbana-Champaign, Reed College, Northwestern University, and many other colleges and universities.

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The Poet's House jacket A Cloud in the Shape of a Girl jacket The Humanity Project jacket The Year We Left Home jacket
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    Lee Cole was born and grew up in rural Kentucky. A recent graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, he now lives in New York. (more)

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