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Mariko Nagai

Biography

Mariko Nagai

Born in Tokyo, Japan and raised in Europe and America, Mariko Nagai has received fellowships from the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center, UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries for the Arts, Akademie Schloss Solitude, among others and has won the prestigious Pushcart Prizes for both in poetry and fiction. Mariko Nagai is the author of HISTORIES OF BODIES: POEMS (2007), GEORGIC: STORIES (2010), INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE LIVING (2012), and THE PROMISED LAND: A NOVEL (forthcoming from Aqueous Press, 2015). Mariko Nagai is an Associate Professor at Temple University Japan.

Mariko Nagai

Books by Mariko Nagai

by Mariko Nagai - Fiction, Historical Fiction, History, Poetry

In early 1942, thirteen-year-old Mina Masako Tagawa and her Japanese-American family are sent from their home in Seattle to an internment camp in Idaho. What do you do when your home country treats you like an enemy? This memorable and powerful novel in verse, written by award-winning author Mariko Nagai, explores the nature of fear, the value of acceptance, and the beauty of life.