Sequoia Nagamatsu
Sequoia Nagamatsu’s universe is one in which modern Japan and its ancient folklore play in the same delightful puddle. Creepy, unnerving, and full of heart, these tales of love and demons, death and Godzilla, loss and possibility, will creep into your dreams and enchant your imagination.
— Kelly Luce, Author of Pull Me Under
Where We Go When All We Were Is Gone by Sequoia Nagamatsu

Strange, subtle, emotionally resonant. Nagamatsu’s fiction is consistently excellent.

—Kij Johnson, author of At the Mouth of the River of Bees


About the Author

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SEQUOIA NAGAMATSU is the author of the story collection, Where We Go When All We Were Is Gone (Black Lawrence Press), silver medal winner of the 2016 Foreword Reviews Indies Book of the Year Award, an Entropy Magazine Best Book of 2016, and a notable book at Buzzfeed. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in publications such as ConjunctionsZYZZYVAThe Fairy Tale ReviewTin House online, Black Warrior ReviewWillow SpringsPleiadesLightspeed Magazine, and One World: A Global Anthology of Short Stories, among others. Originally from Hawaii and the San Francisco Bay Area, he was educated at Grinnell College (BA Anthropology) and Southern Illinois University (MFA Creative Writing). He co-edits Psychopomp Magazine, an online quarterly dedicated to innovative prose, and teaches at St. Olaf College. He lives in the Twin Cities region of Minnesota with his wife, the writer Cole Nagamatsu, and their cat Kalahira. He is currently working on a second story collection and a novel.


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