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Susan Bouterey

Susan Bouterey:

Susan Bouterey (DPhil, Tokyo University) is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Global, Cultural and Language Studies, University of Canterbury, New Zealand. Key areas of research are contemporary Japanese literature including Japanese women writers’ fiction, atomic bomb literature, and Okinawan fiction. She also specializes in literary translation and has translated a number of Hashizume’s works to date. Monographs include Medoruma Shun’s World: History, Memory, Narrative (2011)Literary translations include Water’s Edge by Tsushima YÅ«ko in More Stories by Japanese Women Writers (2011), Fellow Humans! Let Us Foster Love & Wisdom – From Hiroshima (1997), Living Together and Little Brother in Australian Multicultural Book Review (1996).

Susan Bouterey
Author's Books
The Day the Sun Fell

The Day the Sun Fell captures on a deeply human and personal level the devastating effects of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima in August 1945. The author, who at fourteen was seriously injured by the A-bomb, skilfully combines tender lyricism and stark realism to recount her own experiences and thos...

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