News and Events
The Midwest Independent Booksellers Association have named A Cloud in the Shape of a Girl as one of their Midwest Connections November picks. Read More
Jean's essay on the end of her 2001 Saturn, "All Things Come to an End. Even My 2001 Saturn" appeared in the March 20, 2016, edition of the New York Times.
Jean is interviewed and A Cloud in the Shape of a Girl is reviewed in the Northwest Indiana Times. Read the interview here.
Readers loved the excerpt from The Witch and Other Tales Re-Told on the "Read It Forward" Web site. The winners got copies of the book and readers gave their comments on how much they loved the excerpt. Read about it here.
The Web site BookPage talks about Jean Thompson's new collection The Witch and Other Tales Re-Told. Read it here.
Jean Thompson review's Malinda McCollum's short story collection The Surprising Place in the New York Times. Read the Review.
Jean shares her insight into re-telling old tales and ponders the importance of classic tales for children in this article for Biographile.com. Read it here.
The Poet's House
"In her usual accomplished and sensitive fashion, Thompson invites us into the consciousness of a young woman tentatively entering a whole new world that may give her a clue to who she is meant to be, while at the same time fearing that the enticing, glamorous creatures who live there simply view her as a useful helpmeet. The brilliantly rendered mise-en-scène of quarrelsome, ego-ridden yet touchingly fragile poets and the literary entrepreneurs who circle around them makes a vivid backdrop for this classic coming-of-age tale.
More thoughtful, elegantly written fiction in the classic realist tradition by the gifted Thompson."