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Mako Yoshikawa’s first novel, One Hundred and One Ways, was published by Bantam in 1999.  A national bestseller in the States, it has been translated into six languages, including German, Swedish, and Hebrew.  Yoshikawa’s second novel, Once Removed, also published by Bantam, came out in 2003.  Writing awards include fellowships from the Bunting Institute of Harvard University, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and the MacDowell Colony.

Yoshikawa, who was born and raised in Princeton, NJ, spent two years of her childhood in Tokyo.  She has also lived in England, France, Switzerland, and New Zealand.  She attended Columbia University, received a Masters in Shakespeare and Renaissance Drama at Lincoln College, Oxford, and has a Ph.D. in literature from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.  Active as a scholar as well as a novelist, she has published articles on incest and race.

She lives in the Boston area and is a professor of creative writing at Emerson College.