IWP Writers

Shibasaki Tomoka reads at Shambaugh House, September 10, 2016

IWP 2016 Resident Shibasaki Tomoka Maps the World

I first met Shibasaki Tomoka, the Akutagawa Prize-winning writer and our Japanese participant in the 2016 International Writing Program, in Tokyo a few months before she arrived. When we were deciding where in the metropolis to meet, I casually mentioned that I am a fan of retro Japanese coffee shops, and Tomoka replied that she is, too. Learn more about Shibasaki Tomoka's time at the UI International Writing Program.