Hiromi Goto is an emigrant from Japan who gratefully resides in Lekwungen Territory. Her first novel, Chorus of Mushrooms, won the 1995 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize Best First Book, Canada and Caribbean Region, and was the co-winner of the Canada-Japan Book Award. Her second adult novel, The Kappa Child, was awarded the 2001 James Tiptree Jr. Memorial Award. She’s published three novels for children and youth, a book of poetry, and a collection of short stories (adult). Her other honours include The Sunburst Award and the Carl Brandon Parallax Award.
Her first graphic novel, with artist Ann Xu, will be published in the Spring of 2021 with First Second Books. She is currently at work trying to decolonize her relationship to writing, and to be a responsible guest on Indigenous Lands.
Hiromi Goto is represented by Cooke McDermid
Photo credit: Dana Putnam