Holly Thompson (www.hatbooks.com) is author of the verse novels Falling into the Dragons Mouth, The Language Inside, and Orchards, and the novel Ash, and was the editor of Tomo: Friendship Through Fiction—An Anthology of Japan Teen Stories, a collection of 36 Japan-related short stories, including ten in translation. A longtime resident of Japan, and a native of Massachusetts, she writes poetry, fiction and nonfiction for children through adults.

Other Works

  • Tomo: Friendship Through Fiction--An Anthology of Japan Teen Stories

  • Orchards

  • The Wakame Gatherers

  • Ash


Awards and Recognition

  • Honorary Fellow in Writing, International Writers Workshop, Hong Kong, 2012
  • APALA Asian/Pacific Award for Young Adult Literature, 2012