Kerri Sakamoto, a Japanese-Canadian writer, was swept into literary prominence in 1998 with the publication of her first novel

The Electrical Field

, which addresses the trauma of the Japanese-Canadian WWII experience as well as its present-day repercussions. In her second novel,

One Hundred Million Hearts

(2003), Sakamoto addresses similar topics, but broadens her range to focus on the impact of the war on the intertwining lives of the Japanese and North Americans of Japanese descent. Known primarily as a novelist, Sakamoto is also an author of short stories, screenplays, essays on visual art, and an editor.

Kerri Sakamoto was born in 1959 in suburban Toronto. Having graduated from the University of Toronto, she worked at various jobs and then entered the creative-writing program at New

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Citation: Rzepa, Agnieszka. "Kerri Sakamoto". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 08 February 2011 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=12822, accessed 14 April 2024.]

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