Jean Thompson

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General Information

Name: Jean Thompson

Pen Name: None

Born: N/A



Illinois Connection

Thompson currently resides in Urbana, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Jean Thompson has taught creative writing since 1973 at several Illinois Universities and Colleges including the Reed College and Northwestern University. Currently, she is an Emeritus Professor of English at the University of Illinois in Urbana Champaign.

Thompson's stories have been published in many magazines and journals, including The New Yorker and anthologized in The Best American Short Stories and Pushcart Prize.

Published Works

  • Who Do You Love, Simon & Schuster, 2000
  • Wild Blue Yonder, Topeka Bindry, 2003
  • City Boy, Simon & Schuster, 2005
  • Throw Like a Girl, Simon & Schuster, 2007
  • Do Not Deny Me, Simon & Schuster, 2009
  • The Year We Left Home, Simon & Schuster, 2011
  • The Humanity Project, Blue Rider Press, 2013

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Who Do You Love: Stories

ISBN: 0743203011
Release Date: 2000-11-02

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Wide Blue Yonder: A Novel

ISBN: 0743229584
Release Date: 2003-01-01

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Throw Like A Girl: Stories

Release Date: 2007-06-05

Do Not Deny Me: Stories

ISBN: 1416595635
Release Date: 2009-06-09

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The Humanity Project

ISBN: 0399158715
Release Date: 2013-04-23

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Literary Awards

Who Do You Love: Stories - 1999 Finalist for the National Book Award

City Boy and Wide Blue Yonder - New York Times Notable Book and Chicago Tribune Best Fiction Selection

Recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

Contact Information:

Henry Dunow

Dunow & Carlson Literary Agency

27 West 20th Street, Suite 1003

New York, New York 10011


External Links

Jean Thompson on WorldCat

Jean Thompson on Amazon


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