Lucy North is a British translator of Japanese fiction and non-fiction. She has translated Taeko Kono, Hiromi Kawakami, Fumiko Enchi, and Hiroko Oyamada, among others. Her latest book translation is The Woman in the Purple Skirt by Natsuko Imamura. Lucy’s translations have appeared in Granta, Words Without Borders, and The Southern Review, and in many anthologies. With Allison Markin Powell and Ginny Tapley Takemori, she is a founding member of the collective Strong Women, Soft Power, promoting writing by Japanese women. She lives in Hastings, East Sussex, England.