- Takami Nieda is a Japanese English literary translator and instructor at Seattle Central College. She is specialized in translating literature of the Korean diaspora, specifically of writers born and/or living in Japan. Her translation works included Kazuki Kaneshiro’s Go, published in March 2018, and Chesil’s The Color of the Sky Is the Shape of the heart, published in April 2022.
2021 Bucheon Residency
About the experience of Bucheon Residency
“My residency was highlighted by a spirited discussion about books and translation with students at Catholic University. I also participated in the first Bucheon Diaspora literary Award, which was awarded to Ha Jin and his Korean translator. I’m grateful to the city of Bucheon for their dedication to highlighting diaspora literature through the award and forum, and I’m appreciative that they have included translators in their important work. The hospitality and welcoming spirit of Bucheon were a much needed salve for the soul. ”