Hiromi Goto is a writer and author of Chorus of Mushrooms, The Kappa Child, Hopeful Monsters, for adults, and The Water of Possibility, Half World, and Darkest Light for youth. She co-wrote Wait Until Late Afternoon (poetry) with David Bateman. Showa Shinzan, an NFB animated short directed by Alison Reiko Loader, was co-written with Jesse Nishihata. Goto’s fiction has been awarded with The Commonwealth Writer’s Prize Best First Book in Canada and the Caribbean and the Japan-Canada Book Award, among others. Her first graphic novel, Shadow Life, with Celine Loup, is slated for 2018. A mentor in The Writer’s Studio at Simon Fraser University, she is on the board of directors of Plenitude Magazine. Goto gratefully lives on unceded Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh territories.