Jami Nakamura Lin is a Chicago-based writer. As a recipient of a fellowship from the National Endowment of the Arts and the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission, she will spend this spring and summer in Japan, researching and writing a novel based on local folklore.

Her book project investigates the traditional figure of the oni (roughly translated: demon) both literally and as mythological metaphor for the outsider.

She received her MFA in creative nonfiction from the Pennsylvania State University, and her work has appeared in Passages North, [PANK], the Baltimore Review, and other magazines.