Rahna Reiko Rizzuto is the author of the just-released novel Shadow Child, as well as the memoir, Hiroshima in the Morning, and her debut novel, Why She Left Us. Her awards and recognitions include the American Book Award, National Book Critics Circle Finalist, U.S./Japan Creative Artist Fellow, Asian American Book Award Finalist and the Grub Street National Book Prize, among others. She is also the Associate Editor of The NuyorAsian Anthology: Asian American Writings About New York City. Her work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, Salon, CNN.com, The Crab Creek Review, The Huffington Post, Mothers Who Think, Because I Said So, Topography of War, and Alchemy of the Word, among others. She is a Hedgebrook alumna, a mentor and writing coach, the founder of the Pele’s Fire Writing Retreat, and is on the faculty of the Goddard College MFA in Creative Writing program.