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.