AOKO MATSUDA is a writer and translator. In 2013, her debut book, Stackable, was nominated for the Yukio Mishima Prize and the Noma Literary New Face Prize. Her novella, The Girl Who Is Getting Married, was published by Strangers Press in the U.K. in 2016. In 2019, her short story “The Woman Dies” was short-listed for a Shirley Jackson Award. She has translated work by Karen Russell, Amelia Gray, and Carmen Maria Machado into Japanese.
"Matsuda's groundbreaking collection turns traditional Japanese ghost and yōkai stories on their heads by championing wild, complex women . . . Matsuda's subversive revisionist tales are consistently exciting." — Publishers Weekly