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Mary Yukari Waters

Japan (b.1965)

fiction has been anthologized in Best American Short Stories 2002, 2003, and 2004; The O. Henry Prize Stories; The Pushcart Prize Anthology; The Pushcart Book of Short Stories: The Best Short Stories from a Quarter-Century of the Pushcart Prize; and Francis Ford Coppola's Zoetrope Anthology 2. She is the recipient of a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, and her work has been aired on NPR's Selected Shorts. Her debut collection, The Laws of Evening (Scribner, 2003), was a BookSense 76 selection, a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection, and a Kiriyama Prize Notable Book. It was also selected by iNewsday and The San Francisco Chronicle as one of the Best Books of 2003.