A lyrical story about grieving for anyone encountering loss.
A lyrical exploration of the transition between day and night and of the animals who thrive during this special time.
Bicultural Nanami goes seaweed gathering with her Japanese and American grandmothers. While translating for the two women she comes to understand they were at war when they were her age.
Middle Grade
"A poetic tale of overcoming school bullies."--Japan Times. Jason lives in Japan, has an orange belt in aikido, and doesn’t want trouble, but some kids at school just won’t leave him alone.
Young Adult
Leaving her beloved Japan after the tsunami, Emma feels as if she has left half of herself behind, but a volunteer job offers the healing properties of both poetry and romance.
After a classmate’s unexpected death, bi-racial Kana Goldberg is sent to her family’s farm in Japan to reflect on her participation in events that led up to the suicide.
Tomo This collection features thirty-six stories—including ten in translation and two graphic narratives—by authors and artists from around the world, all of whom share a connection to Japan. Proceeds benefit teens affected by the 3/11/2011 Japan earthquake and tsunami.
New Adult, Adult
"A wonderfully insightful novel about a young woman living within two cultures. Thompson adeptly explores the lasting bonds of friendship and the courage needed to face the past in order to embrace the future."—Gail Tsukiyama, author of Women of the Silk and The Samurai’s Garden
Short Stories, Poems, Articles and Essays
Holly Thompson's short stories, poems, articles and essays can be found in these anthologies, journals and magazines.

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Holly Thompson is represented by Jamie Weiss Chilton of the Andrea Brown Literary Agency.

Holly Thompson is an Instructor and Manuscript Consultant for Grub Street Creative Writing Center in Boston, Massachusetts. For manuscript consultations (full or partial), Holly considers all sorts of fiction including cross-cultural, international, and Asia-related; verse novels; fiction in translation, especially Japanese to English; young adult fiction, middle-grade fiction and nonfiction; and picture books. Holly works with clients worldwide.

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