Lynne Kutsukake Photo © Edmond Lee 2015

Lynne Kutsukake

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.

Past Events

  • Sunday October 30, 2016

    • Dealing With Tragedy: Post-War Narratives

      Cost: $18/$15 Supporters, Free for Students & Youth under 25

      Award-winners Robert Olen Butler and Joseph Kertes join debut novelist Lynne Kutsukake to read from their new books.


  • Tuesday October 25, 2016

    • New Faces of Fiction

      Cost: $18/ $15 for Supporters, Free for Students & Youth 25 under

      Gail Anderson-Dargatz, Gary Barwin, Lynne Kutsukake and Yann Martel will read from their latest novels.


  • Wednesday July 20, 2016

    • IFOA Orillia New Fiction

      Cost: $10/FREE supporters, students & youth 25 and under

      Knopf Canada’s New Face of Fiction program spotlights author Lynne Kutsukake and poet, writer, composer Gary Barwin in Orillia.