Lynne Kutsukake earned a master’s degree in East Asian Studies from the University of Toronto and studied Japanese literature in Japan, eventually becoming a librarian in Toronto. Her short fiction has appeared in Grain, Prairie Fire, The Dalhousie Review, The Windsor Review, and Ricepaper. She was a finalist for the Journey Prize in 2010. Set against the pulsing backdrop of post-war Tokyo, The Translation of Love, Kutsukake’s first novel, tells the gripping and heartfelt story of a newly repatriated Japanese-Canadian girl who must help a classmate find her missing sister. The author lives in Toronto, ON.