Avery Fischer Udagawa grew up in Kansas and studied English and Asian Studies at St. Olaf College in Minnesota. She holds an M.A. in Advanced Japanese Studies from The University of Sheffield. She has studied at Nanzan University, Nagoya, on a Fulbright Fellowship, and at the Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies, Yokohama. She writes, translates, and teaches north of Bangkok, where she lives with her bicultural family.
Avery will appear at the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) Asia Oceania Regional Congress in Bangkok, 9-12 May 2017, and attend the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Summer Conference, 7-10 July 2017, in Los Angeles.