ASAKO SERIZAWA was born in Japan and grew up in Singapore, Jakarta, and Tokyo. A graduate of Tufts University, Brown University, and Emerson College, she has received two O. Henry Prizes, a Pushcart Prize, a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award, and a fiction fellowship from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. Her first book, INHERITORS, won the 2021 PEN/Open Book Award and The Story Prize Spotlight Award. It was also longlisted for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize.
My conversation with Asako was fascinating as we discussed her research and writing processes and the ideas and feelings that led her to write her extraordinary book, Inheritors. I’m grateful to Asako for the time and hope you enjoy this discussion as much as I did. As always…thank for listening and for reading.
Other books mentioned in this episode:
- Horses, Horses, in the End the Light Remains Pure: A Tale That Begins with Fukushima by Hideo Furukawa
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