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Umezawa, Rui 1959-

UMEZAWA, Rui 1959-

PERSONAL:

Born March 26, 1959, in Tokyo, Japan; son of Hiroomi (a physicist) and Tamae (a homemaker) Umezawa; married Linda Collins (a teacher), September 13, 1986; children: Aria, Kai, Koji. Ethnicity: "Asian/Japanese." Education: University of Alberta, B.A., 1981, M.A., 1985; Carleton University, B.J. (with honors), 1986. Hobbies and other interests: Martial arts, storytelling, computers, music, running.

ADDRESSES:

Agent—Dean Cooke, Cooke Agency, 278 Bloor St. E., Suite 305, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4W 3M4. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER:

Writer.

WRITINGS:

The Empty Hand: A Karate Wordbook, Weatherhill, 1998.

Aiko's Flowers (juvenile), illustrated by Yuji Ando, Tundra Books, 1999.

The Truth about Death and Dying (fiction), Doubleday Canada (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 2002.

Contributor of short stories, essays, and reviews to periodicals, including Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, and Descant.

WORK IN PROGRESS:

A novel; a chapter book, for Tundra Books.

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