Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Speaker Profile - Avery Fischer Udagawa


Region: Japan
Age Levels: 5-10, 11-13, and 14-17
Skype Visit: Yes
SCBWI Profile: Member Profile
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Avery ( is a Japanese to English translator based in Bangkok. Her translations include the middle grade historical novel J-Boys: Kazuo's World, Tokyo, 1965 by Shogo Oketani and the story "House of Trust" by Sachiko Kashiwaba in Tomo: Friendship Through Fiction—An Anthology of Japan Teen Stories, edited by Holly Thompson. She also co-translated the kamishibai Baby Chick with Etsuko Nozaka. She serves as Translator Coordinator for SCBWI Japan and as the first SCBWI International Translator Coordinator.

Presentation Description:

Avery offers school visits for the purpose of promoting literacy and awakening interest in translation. She also talks with adults about multicultural parenting and children's literature. She can appear live or via Skype. For more details and example presentations, please visit her website.