Jami Nakamura Lin is a Japanese Taiwanese Okinawan American author based outside Chicago. Her speculative memoir The Night Parade (illustrated by her sister Cori Nakamura Lin) will be published in 2023 by Mariner Books / HarperCollins.
She is a former Catapult essay columnist, and her work has appeared in the New York Times, Electric Literature, Passages North, and other publications. She has received fellowships and support from the National Endowment for the Arts / Japan-US Friendship Commission, Yaddo, Sewanee Writers’ Conference, We Need Diverse Books, and the Illinois Arts Council. She is a 2022 Sustainable Arts Foundation finalist and her work was shortlisted for the 2021 Chicago Review of Books Awards. She received her MFA in nonfiction from the Pennsylvania State University.
In recent year’s shes worked as a newsletter editor, public library associate, and TV extra. You can usually find her gardening or knitting or dyeing.
All illustrations on this website by Cori Nakamura Lin.