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Jocelyne Allen

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Jocelyne Allen is a Japanese translator based in Toronto, Canada, after a decade in Japan. During her time in the Land of the Rising Sun, she worked as a magazine columnist, interpreted for foreign correspondents, and toured with a Japanese drum group. Her recent translations include the Toh EnJoe story “Silverpoint” in the collection Ruptured Fiction(s) of the Earthquake, Shigeru Mizuki’s Onward Towards Our Noble Deaths, and Yoshihiro Tatsumi’s Fallen Words. She is also the author of the novel You and the Pirates. She blogs at

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