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Mina Ikemoto

Mina Ikemoto Ghosh is a British-Japanese writer, born in Surrey with family in Wakayama prefecture, Japan. Raised on a diet of Japanese murder-mysteries and British fantasy novels, her writing often ends up in the shadowy zone between the two. After studying STEM with a BA in Natural Sciences, she entertained family by embarking on misadventures in writing, illustration and freelance translation instead. She has an MSc in Japanese Studies from the University of Oxford, with focuses on classical Japanese literature and contemporary anthropology, and uses these as sources of inspiration for her stories. She was shortlisted the two times she entered the UK Manga Jiman in 2019 (3rd) and 2021 (placing 2nd in the main category, and 1st in the flash comic category). She lives in Surrey.