Noriko Nakada is a multiracial 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 from Strikethrough Press. 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 serves on the board for Women Who Submit, an organization empowering women and non-binary writers to submit their work for publication.  

Works in progress include Shades of Distance: essays measuring one family’s proximity to whiteness,  Waiting for the Other Shoe to Drop: My 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.