“Morgenstern’s straightforward, clean style lets the story tell itself. Ayumi, [a] backpacker from Tokyo, comes alive with her honest drive to understand betrayal and loyalty –in their lives and her own. Yoko Morgenstern is a debut novelist unafraid of complex questions, and gifted with the simple touch.”
-Katherine Govier, novelist
The author will give a short reading at 6:30pm, followed by a book signing.
Yoko Morgenstern is originally from Tokyo and started creative writing while she was living in Canada. Her short stories and essays have appeared in The Montreal Review, The Globe and Mail, Salon II, and The Great Lakes Review, among others. Her Japanese translation of The Ghost Brush (also known as The Printmaker’s Daughter) by Canadian novelist Katherine Govier was published in Japan in June 2014. She received a BA in Political Science from the University of Tsukuba, and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Journalism from Sheridan College. Currently she is at work on an MA in English and American Literature at the University of Bamberg.