• Chorus of Mushrooms. (novel) Edmonton: NeWest Press, 1994; translation into Hebrew, Zmora Bitan Publishers Ltd., Israel, 1997; U.K. edition, Women’s Press, London, 1997. 20th anniversary re-issue, NeWest Press, 2014. Japanese edition, 2015.
  • Winner of 1995 Commonwealth Writer’s Prize, Best First Book, Canada & Caribbean Region, and co-winner of the Canada Japan Book Award, 1995.
  • Hopeful Monsters: stories. Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp Press, 2004.
  • The Kappa Child. (novel) Calgary: Red Deer Press, 2001.
  • Shadow Life (graphic novel) forthcoming. New York: First Second Books, 2019.


Young Adult Novels

  • Half World. Toronto: Puffin Canada (Penguin), 2009.
  • Darkest Light Toronto: Puffin Canada (Penguin), 2012.

Children’s Literature

  • The Water of Possibility. Regina: Coteau Books, 2002.

Short Fiction in Anthologies and Magazines (Selected)

  • “One Easy Trick.” New Suns: Original Speculative Fiction by People of Colour. Ed. Nisi Shawl. Oxford, UK: Solaris, 2019.
  • “The Moon Spun Round Like a Top.” PRISM International, issue 55:3 (Spring 2017).
  • “Notes from Liminal Spaces.” Uncanny Magazine, 2017.
  • “Tales from the Breast.” Sisters of the Revolution: A Feminist Speculative Fiction Anthology. Eds. Ann and Jeff Vandermeer. Oakland, CA: PM Press, 2015.
  • “Covalent Bond.” Room Magazine. Issue 37.4. (December 2014).
  • “The Sleep Clinic for Troubled Souls.” The Future is Queer: A Science Fiction Anthology. Vancouver, B.C.: Arsenal Pulp Press, 2006.
  • “Home Stay.” And Other Stories. Ed. George Bowering. Powell River, B.C.: Talon Books, 2001.
  • “From Across a River.” This Magazine (Winter 2001).
  • “The Pleasure of Pyjamas.” (excerpt from The Kappa Child) A Second Skin. U.K.: Women’s Press, Spring 1999. [Also translated for the Italian edition Seconda Pelle, Universale Economica Feltrinelli, 2001.]
  • “Drift.” Ms. Magazine 4.3 (Spring 1999).
  • “Excerpt from The Kappa Child.” Alberta Views 1.3 (Summer 1998).
  • “Excerpt from The Kappa Child.”Absinthe Magazine (Prairie Asians Issue) 10.1, (1998).
  • “Excerpt from Chorus of Mushrooms” Feast! Women Write About Food. U.K.: Women’s Press, 1996.
  • “Final Examination, Canadian Culture 201” eye wuz here. Ed. Shannon Cooley. Vancouver: Douglas & McIntyre Ltd., 1996.
  • “Tales from the Breast.” Ms. Magazine (1996).
  • “Night.” Making a Difference, Canadian Multicultural Literature. Ed. Smaro Kamboureli. Don Mills: Oxford University Press, 1996.
  • “Stinky Girl.” Due West. Ed. Aritha van Herk. NeWest Press, Turnstone Press and Coteau Books, 1996.
  • “Tilting.” Boundless Alberta, Ed. Aritha van Herk. Edmonton: NeWest Press, 1993.
  • “Sparrows.” Grain (Fall 1992).
  • “Grandmother’s Sea.” Blue Buffalo (Summer 1992)

Critical Theory/Essays/Poetry

  • “First Landguage.” (essay) Luminous Ink. Writers on Writing in Canada. Eds. Dionne Brand, Tess McWatt, and Rabindranath Maharaj. Toronto: Cormorant Books, 2018.
  • “Safari Dive.” (poem) Ribsauce. Ed. Taien Ng-Chan. Montreal: Vehicule Press, 2001.
  • “Not Your Ethnic Body.” (creative criticism) Threshold. Ed. Srdja Pavlovic. Edmonton: University of Alberta Press, 1999.
  • “Alien Texts, Alien Seductions: The Context of Colour Full Writing.” Literary Pluralities. Ed. Christl Verduyn. Peterborough: JCS-Broadview Press, 1998.
  • “Not Your Ethnic Body.” The Chiba University Canadian Studies Forum 3 (1997-98).
  • “Osmosis.” (prose poem) Millennium Messages: an anthology of Asian Canadian writing. Ed. Kenda Gee & Wei Wong. Edmonton: Asian Canadian Writers Workshop Society of Edmonton, 1998.
  • “Anatomy.” (poem) Prairie Fire 18.4 (Winter 1997).
  • “Translating the Self: Moving Between Cultures.” WestCoastLine (Fall 1996).
  • “Woman (a)Broad.” Contemporary Verse 2 19.1 (Summer 1996).
  • “The reversible skin.” (poem) Contemporary Verse 2 (Winter 1994).
  • “the body politic” (poetry) WestCoastLine 13/14 (Spring 1994).



Brick: A Literary Journal. Photos for “A Small Walk.” by Maclear, Kyo. Number 102, (Winter 2019) p. 21-27

The Capilano Review. 3.35 (Spring 2018) p. 32-33.


Essays on the Work of Hiromi Goto

  • Beauregard, Guy. “Hiromi Goto’s Chorus of Mushrooms and the Politics of Writing Diaspora.” West Coast Line: a journal of contemporary writing and criticism. (1996).
  • Kong, Sook. “Trap Door to the Sublime: Hiromi Goto finds poetry in the horrific, beauty in the mundane.” (Interview.) Herizons 18.2 (Fall 2004): 28-31.
  • Garcia Zarranz, Libe.  TransCanadian Feminist Fictions: New Cross-Border Ethics. Montreal, Quebec: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2017.
  • Libin, Mark. “Lost in Translation: Hiromi Goto’s Chorus of Mushrooms.” Canadian Literature 163 (Winter, 1999).
  • Miki, Roy. “Asiancy: Making Space for Asian Canadian Writing.” Privileging Positions: The Sites of Asian American Studies. Ed. Gary Y. Okihiro et al. Pullman: Washington State University Press, 1995. 135-151.
  • Pearson, Wendy. “‘Whatever That Is’ Hiromi Goto’s Body Politic/s.” Studies in Canadian Literature / Études en littérature canadienne (SCL/ÉLC) Volume 32, Number 2 (2007)
  • Pearson, Wendy. “Saturating the Present with the Past: Hiromi Goto’s The Kappa Child.” Strange Horizons. January 6, 2003
  • Pivato, Joseph. “Commentary: Chorus of Mushrooms,” Comparative Canadian Literature: Study Guide. Athabasca, AB: Athabasca University, 1996 and 2001.
  • Sasano, Mari. “Words Like Buckshoot: Taking Aim at Notions of Nation in Hiromi Goto’s Chorus of Mushrooms.” Open Letter, De:Scribing Alberta, Part 2. (1998).

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