Thrilled to receive this advance review of Red Oblivion in Kirkus Reviews. It can be read here.

Honoured to serve on jury of the 2018 Governor General's Literary Non-fiction award. Winner announced here.

Enjoyed being interviewed by Minelle Mahtani on her radio show about The Reading List. The interview can be listed to here (my segment starts at the halfway point).

An insightful, detailed review of After the Bloom in the National Post can be read here.

May is Asian Heritage Month! My guest blog post about how I became interested in my family's experience of the Japanese internment can be read here.

I'm delighted that After the Bloom is on the 49th Shelf's list of books they're looking forward to in 2017. The list, which includes an excerpt from my novel, can be found here. And they've also mentioned my novel in their round-up article on spring picks here

My interview with Nikkei Voice about my novel and family history can be read here.

An excerpt of Red Oblivion in the 49th Shelf can be read here.

Happy to receive this review in Ottawa Review of Book's fall issue. It can be read here.

Enjoyed being interviewed by Ricepaper here.

My interview in Open Book about how I develop literary characters can be read here.

Jamie Tennant interviews me about my novel on his radio show Get Lit. The interview can be streamed here.

My essay in 49th Shelf about my circuitous journey toward becoming a writer can be read here.

A starred review of After the Bloom in Booklist can be read here.

Thanks Foreword Reviews for this review of my novel! The review can be read here.

My interview with Nikkei Voice about the inspiration for Red Oblivion can be read here.

Delighted to be a recommended book for June on Reading Group Choices.

After the Bloom is featured in Bustle's article, These 15 Books With Twist Endings That Will Catch You Seriously Off Guard.

After the Bloom is on CBC's list of recommended novels about the Japanese Internment here.

Curious about what's on my book shelf? My interview in Hazlitt on this topic can be read here.

The first short story I've written in many years, published in an online magazine about love. The story can be read here. In the same issue, I am interviewed about my love life and how it's influenced my writing here.

Thanks Historical Novel Society for this lovely review of After the Bloom. The review can be read here.

Leslie Shimotakahara

A few author interviews and book reviews I did for the National Post:

My interview with Joy Kogawa about her new memoir Gently to Nagasaki can be read here

My review of Claire-Louise Bennett's experimental novel Pond can be read here.

My review of Madeleine Thien's Man Booker nominated novel Do Not Say We Have Nothing can be read here.

My review of Cordelia Strube's novel On the Shores of Darkness, There is Light can be read here.