Noriko Nakada is a multi-racial Asian American who creates fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and art to capture the hidden stories she has been told not to talk about. 

Publications include her memoir series: Through Eyes Like Mine, Overdue Apologies, and I Tried. Through Eyes Like Mine was shortlisted for the 2040 Book Award. Excerpts, essays, fiction, and poetry have appeared in Catapult, Meridian, Kartika, Hippocampus, and Linden Avenue.

She is a member of the leadership team for Women Who Submit, an organization empowering women and non-binary writers to submit their work for publication.  

Works in progress include Waiting for the Other Shoe to Drop: One Family's Struggle with Mental Illness, and Rice Paper Superheroes, a historical novel about a Japanese American family during World War II.

She is on instagram @norikol and can be reached at

Noriko is represented by Emily Keyes of Keyes Agency.