Clara Kumagai (Ireland/Japan) Residence: August 2021
Clara Kumagai is from Canada, Japan and Ireland. Her fiction and non-fiction for children and adults has been published in The Stinging Fly, The Irish Times, Banshee, Room, The Kyoto Journal and Cicada, among others. Her short story, ‘A Girl Named Indigo’, was translated and published in Japanese as a picture book with the title Indigo wo sagashite (Shogakukan, 2020).
While at Studio Kura, she will be finishing a young adult novel, Catfish Rolling, and beginning research on a new novel, based on the story of Madame Butterfly. She is also developing an essay collection centred around multiracial identity, hybridity and belonging.