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 currently parents, writes, and translates in her bicultural (Japanese-American) family living north of Bangkok.