Yu Miri is one of Japan’s most critically acclaimed and best-selling writers. She has published numerous short stories, plays, screenplays and essays as well as novels. She earned the Akutagawa Prize, Japan’s top literary honour, in 1997 for her short story “A Family Move”. She is a current bookstore owner and former radio host. Her English debut novel Gold Rush was published under “Miri Yu”. She is based in Fukushima.