EAS Alumna Wins Kobo Emerging Writer Prize
The EAS Department would like to congratulate Lynne Kutsukake, a graduate of EAS’s MA program, on winning the Kobo Emerging Writer Prize in Literary Fiction for her novel The Translation of Love. A third-generation Japanese Canadian, Kutsukake worked for many years as a librarian at the Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library, specializing in Japanese materials. Her short fiction has appeared in The Dalhousie Review, Grain, the Windsor Review, Ricepaper, and Prairie Fire. The Translation of Love is her first novel. It is published by Penguin Random House Canada.
Author and judge Zoe Whittal said this of Kutsukake’s book: “The Translation of Love is a tremendously accomplished work, a propulsive and layered story, the scope of which is quite unusual for a first novel. I was gripped and often very moved while reading and it stayed with me for weeks.”
Read more about Lynne Kutsukake’s book and prize here: https://www.kobo.com/ca/en/p/emergingwriterprize