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 speak at a Japan PEN Forum on October 21 in Tokyo; at SCBWI Japan Translation Day 2016 on October 22 in Yokohama; and at Japan Writers Conference on October 29-30 in Tokushima. She contributes to the SCBWI Japan Translation Group blog. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org