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MARIKO NAGAI is an award-winning writer based in Tokyo, Japan. She is the author of Histories of Bodies: Poems, Georgic: Stories, and Dust of Eden.

She has received fellowships from the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center, Yaddo, Djerassi, and UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries for Artists as well as being twice a recipient of the Pushcart Prize. She is an Associate Professor at Temple University Japan Campus.

In January 2016, Mariko Nagai was announced as the winner of the 2015 Les Figues Press NOS Book Contest, with Irradiated Cities, to be published in 2017. An extract from Irradiated CitiesNagasaki, appeared in Issue 29 of the Asia Literary Review.

In our Winter 2009 issue, Vol. 14, we published an extract from Mariko Nagai's Imaginary Death

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