Christina Thompson westjet obituary and dead,  author of Sea People: The Puzzle of Polynesia

Christina Thompson, an award-winning author, is renowned for her work, “Sea People: The Puzzle of Polynesia,” a literary triumph that garnered esteemed accolades including the 2020 Australian Prime Minister’s Literary Award, the 2020 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award, and the 2019 NSW Premier’s General History Award. Notably, the book was also a finalist for prestigious honors like the 2020 Phi Beta Kappa Ralph Waldo Emerson Award, the 2019 Mountbatten Maritime Award, the 2019 Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing Award, and the 2019 Queensland Literary Awards.

In addition to her celebrated second book, Christina’s debut work, “Come on Shore and We Will Kill and Eat You All,” earned recognition as a finalist for the 2009 NSW Premier’s Literary Award and the 2010 William Saroyan International Prize for Writing.

Born in Switzerland and raised outside Boston, Christina Thompson holds dual citizenship in the United States and Australia. She pursued her education at Dartmouth College, earning a BA, and later completed her PhD at the University of Melbourne. Her academic journey included post-doctoral fellowships at the East-West Center in Honolulu and the University of Queensland. She subsequently took on the role of editor at the Australian literary journal Meanjin.

Since 2000, Christina has served as the editor of Harvard Review, contributing significantly to the literary landscape. Recognized with an NEH Public Scholar Award, she has also received fellowships from the NEA, the Australia Council, and ArtsVictoria. In 2023, she will further enrich her literary pursuits as a Creative Arts Fellow at the National Library of Australia.

Beyond her editorial endeavors, Christina imparts her knowledge as a writing instructor at Harvard University Extension. Her life outside Boston is a hub of creativity and family, where she resides with her husband and three sons. Christina Thompson’s remarkable journey in literature and academia continues to captivate audiences, leaving an enduring impact on the world of words. 📚✨ #AuthorSpotlight #LiteraryAchievements #ChristinaThompson

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