Authors, Illustrators & Translators

Brian Bergstrom

Brian Bergstrom is a lecturer and translator currently based in Montréal after living in Chicago, Kyoto, and Yokohama. He has worked over ten years as part of the East Asian Studies Department at McGill University and has published academically on Japanese literature and culture in the journals Mechademia, positions: asia critique, and Japan Forum. His translations include the collection We, the Children of Cats by Tomoyuki Hoshino (PM Press), longlisted for the 2013 Best Translated Book Award, and the children’s book Animals Brag About Their Bottoms by Maki Saito (Greystone Kids, 2020). His other translations have appeared in venues such as Granta, Asymptote, Aperture, The Penguin Book of Japanese Short Stories (2018), and For Dignity, Justice, and Revolution: An Anthology of Japanese Proletarian Literature (2016).