ABOUT AVERY FISCHER UDAGAWA

  • Avery (www.averyfischerudagawa.com) is a Japanese to English translator based in Bangkok. Her translations include the middle grade novels Temple Alley Summer by Sachiko Kashiwaba and J-Boys: Kazuo’s World, Tokyo, 1965 by Shogo Oketani. She serves as Translator Coordinator for SCBWI Japan and as the first SCBWI International Translator Coordinator. 

ARTIST STATEMENT

  • To quote Mildred L. Batchelder, children’s literature in translation can “eliminate barriers to understanding between people of different cultures, races, nations, and languages.” I hope the stories I bring into English help readers to see Japan as not so far from home.

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