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Kyoko Mori

Kyoko Mori was born in Kobe, Japan, in 1957 and moved to the United States in 1977, where she earned a B.A. from Rockford College, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in English/Creative Writing from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Mori teaches in the MFA creative writing program at George Mason University.

Her essay "Yarn" appeared in The Best American Essays, 2004. Polite Lies was short-listed for PEN's Martha Albrand Award. Her awards also include The Best Novel of the Year from the Wisconsin Council of Writers for Shizuko's Daughter and One Bird, the editor's choice from The Missouri Review for the poem "Fallout."