Marie Mutsuki Mockett

Marie Mutsuki Mockett
Nonfiction

Marie was born and raised in California to a Japanese mother and an American father, and graduated from Columbia University with a degree in East Asian Languages and Civilizations.


Biography

Marie was born and raised in California to a Japanese mother and an American father, and graduated from Columbia University with a degree in East Asian Languages and Civilizations. Her newest book, American Harvest: God, Country and Farming in the Heartland from Graywolf Press, follows her journey through seven red agricultural states in the company of evangelical Christian harvesters, and was a finalist for the Lukas Prize, awarded by Columbia and Harvard University’s Schools of Journalism. She is also the author of a novel, Picking Bones from Ash, and a memoir, Where the Dead Pause, and the Japanese Say Goodbye, which was a finalist for the PEN Open Book Award. Other writing appears in The New York TimesElleGlamourNational Geographic, Salon, Agni and PloughsharesMarie received her MFA from the Bennington Writers Seminars, and is a Visiting Writer in the MFA program Saint Mary’s College in Moraga, California. She lives in San Francisco.