Kyoko Yoshida


Contributor and Guest Editor

Kyoko Yoshida has a collection of short stories Disorientalism from Vagabond Press in Sydney, and her short story is included in the inaugural issue of Singapore’s Books Actually Gold Standard 2016 anthology. She was born and raised in Fukuoka, studied in Kyoto and Milwaukee, and after 13 years of teaching English in Yokohama and Tokyo, now teaches American Literature at Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto. She was a fellow at University of Iowa and Brown University. She writes fiction in English, translates Japanese poetry and drama into English, and translates American fiction into Japanese. Her latest translations include Dave Eggers’s A Hologram for the King and Gozo Yoshimasu’s Alice Iris Red Horse. Visit her website for more information.


  • Issue #36 (June 2017): On Writing Japan [Read]
  • Issue #36 (June 2017): Guest Editor – “Writing Japan” [forthcoming]
  • Issue #34 (December 2016): A Solar Eclipse [Read]