Christina Thompson, editor of Harvard Review and award-winning author discusses how writers get published in HR. Christina Thompson's first book, Come on Shore and We Will Kill and Eat You All, is a '...highly unusual blend of personal memoir, travel writing and anthropology . . . the happy result of a scholarly writer looking round at this particular theoretical minefield and deciding to make it her home.' — Sunday Times (London) It received the following awards: A NEW YORK TIMES EDITORS’ CHOICE FINALIST, 2009 NSW PREMIER’S LITERARY AWARD, 2010 WILLIAM SAROYAN INTERNATIONAL PRIZE FOR WRITING. Her second book, Sea People: The Puzzle of Polynesia, is the quest to understand who first settled the islands of the remote pacific, where they came from, how they got there, and how we know... It received the following awards: A NEW YORK TIMES EDITORS’ CHOICE, WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER, 2020 PRIME MINISTER’S LITERARY AWARD, 2020 VICTORIAN PREMIER’S LITERARY AWARD, 2019 NSW PREMIER’S GENERAL HISTORY AWARD FINALIST, 2019 MOUNTBATTEN MARITIME AWARD, 2020 PHI BETA KAPPA RALPH WALDO EMERSON AWARD, 2019 SIGURD F. OLSON NATURE WRITING AWARD, 2019 QUEENSLAND LITERARY AWARD. Since 2000 she has been the editor of Harvard Review. The recipient of an NEH Public Scholar Award, as well as fellowships from the NEA, the Australia Council, and ArtsVictoria, she will be a Creative Arts Fellow at the National Library of Australia in 2023. She teaches writing at Harvard University Extension and lives outside Boston with her husband and three sons. Learn more about Christina at

Go Ahead, Write Something is for writers who want motivation and the deep-down truths about getting published, and how to find joy in writing and sharing your work with the world. Listen in to hear the stories of a variety of authors, from bestsellers to those debuting with their first book. About the hosts: Tessa Smith McGovern is a published author, and writing instructor. Learn more at Patricia Dunn, aka T.M. Dunn, is a published author, writing instructor, and coach. More at

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