Canada-Japan Literary Award: Lynne Kutsukake, writer ($10,000)
Winning work: The Translation of Love
A third-generation Japanese Canadian, Lynne Kutsukake is truly
passionate about Japan. She has a masterís degree in East Asian Studies
from the University of Toronto, and studied Japanese literature in Tokyo
on a Monbusho scholarship from the Japanese government. As a University
of Toronto librarian, she was in charge of the Japanese collection.
Lynne has written a number of short stories and translated Masuda
Mizukoís book of short stories, Single Sickness and Other Stories
(2011). Lynne Kutsukake was awarded the Canada-Japan Literary Award for
her debut novel, The Translation of Love.