Meredith McKinney
Meredith McKinney studied modern and classical Japanese Literature at the Australian National University, where she is now a Visiting Fellow. She lived for many years in Kyoto, where she taught and translated. Her main publications include re-translations of The Pillow Book, as well as of Soseki Natsume's Kusamakura and Kokoro, all in Penguin Classics. She has translated Yoshikichi Furui's White-Haired Melody for JLPP. In 2000 she won the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission Translation Award, for Yoshikichi Furui 's Ravine and Other Stories.
She has also translated A Thousand Strands of Black Hair, by Seiko Tanabe, and Masahiko Shimada's Death by Choice for JLPP.