Katie Kitamura

Katie Kitamura is a literary fiction author, art critique and journalist best known for her novel “A Separation.” The author was born and grew up in Japan and California though she now spends much of her time between New York and London. As a teenager, she went to Princeton University for her bachelor’s degrees and then got her MRes PhD from University of London. She is currently working at the London Consortium, where she is an Honorary Research Fellow. In her career as a journalist, she has written for several publications including Frieze, the New York Times, Wired, and the Guardian. “Japanese for Travellers” her debut novel was first published in 2006.

Books in order of publication:

Standalone Novels

The Longshot(2009) 
Gone to the Forest(2012) 
A Separation(2017) 
Intimacies(2021) 

Non-Fiction Books

Bushido: Legacies of Japanese Tattoos(2000) 
Japanese for Travellers: A Journey Through Modern Japan(2007) 
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