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Christina Thompson

Christina Thompson is the author of Sea People: The Puzzle of Polynesia, which won the 2020 Victorian Premier's Literary Award for nonfiction and the 2019 NSW Premier's General History Prize, and Come on Shore and We Will Kill and Eat You All, which was a finalist for the NSW Premier's Literary Award and the William Saroyan International Prize for Writing. She is the recipient of fellowships from the NEA and Australia Council, as well as a Public Scholar Award from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Her essays have appeared in the New York Times, Vogue, American Scholar, and BBC World Histories. She teaches in the Writing Program at Harvard University Extension and can be found at