Hiromi Goto is an emigrant from Japan who gratefully resides on the Unceded Musqueam, Skwxwú7mesh, and Tsleil Waututh Territories. Her first novel, Chorus of Mushrooms, was awarded the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize Best First Book, Canada and Caribbean Region, and co-winner of the Canada-Japan Book Award. Her second novel, The Kappa Child, was awarded the 2001 James Tiptree Jr. Memorial Award. Her first YA novel, Half World, won The Sunburst Award and the Carl Brandon Parallax Award. Hiromi is a mentor in The Writer’s Studio Program at Simon Fraser University, and a mentor for The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation.