Debra J. Carlson

Shakuhachi CoverAbout the Author

Debra Carlson lived in Japan for ten years. She earned a master's degree in international relations from the International University of Japan with a special focus on Japanese women's issues. Shakuhachi is her first novel. Her work has also appeared in mothering magazine. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and two sons.

Publications, Grants, and Awards

Shakuhachi won third place in the 2010 PNWA literary contest, historical fiction category.

"Gardens I Have Loved and Lost and Loved" Flynn, Carolyn (ed), Sisters Singing: Blessings, Prayers, Art Songs, Poetry and Sacred Stories by Women. Wild Girl Publishing, (2009) p. 253-256.

"Time In" mothering magazine, July/August 2008, 30-34. 2008

2008 Centrum/Artists Trust Residency Grant recipient for novel Shakuhachi

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