black and white photo of a womanYoko Morgenstern is originally from Tokyo. She became fascinated by English literature while she was living in Ontario, Canada, and started writing fiction herself. Her short stories and essays have appeared in The Montreal Review, The Great Lakes Review, Untethered, and The Globe and Mail, among others. She is also a regular contributor to Newsweek Japan.

She is the author of Double Exile (Red Giant Books, Cleveland) and Eigo no Zatsudanryoku (Gento Sha, Tokyo). Her Japanese translation of the Canadian novelist Katherine Govier’s The Ghost Brush was nominated for the Japan Translation Award in 2015.

Currently she lives in Nuremberg, Germany.