Mieko Kawakami (川上 未映子, born in August 29, 1976) is a Japanese singer and writer from Osaka.

She was awarded the 138th Akutagawa Prize for promising new writers of serious fiction (2007) for her novel Chichi to Ran (乳と卵) (Breasts and Eggs).

Kawakami has released three albums and three singles as a singer.

Author website:  http://www.mieko.jp

Books (In English) in order of publication:

March Yarn – 2012

A Once-Perfect Day For Bananafish – 2013

About Her and the Memories that Belong to Her – 2015

Where Have All the Sundays Gone? – 2015

Ms Ice Sandwich – 2017

Breasts and Eggs – 2020