Mieko Kawakami

Portrait Mieko Kawakami

Mieko Kawakami is the acclaimed author of the international bestseller »Breasts and Eggs«. Born in Osaka, Japan, Kawakami made her literary debut as a poet and published her first novella, »My Ego, My Teeth, and the World«, in 2007. Her books, translated into over 27 languages, are known for their poetic qualities, insights into the […]

Maki Shimizu

Portrait Maki Shimizu

The comic artist, graphic novel author, and illustrator Maki Shimizu was born in Tokyo in 1981. During her school years in Toride, she took lessons in art, painting, and printing techniques. She studied fine arts at the University of Tsukuba where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in printing techniques, in 2003. She […]