Susan Karen Burton
Susan Karen Burton holds two doctorates, one in history from the University of Sussex and one in creative and critical writing from the University of East Anglia. She writes primarily about Japan where she lived and worked for 14 years, as an assistant high school teacher on the JET Programme, as a graduate student, and an associate professor at several Japanese universities. Her work has appeared in Times Higher Education, The Telegraph, The Manchester Review, Words and Women, and Going Down Swinging. She is also the co-author of two books in Japanese.
Her article, ‘An Artist in the Floating World’, appears in Hinterland Issue 1. It is taken from her current work in progress, Gaijin: modern Japan through western eyes which was shortlisted by the Biographers’ Club for the Tony Lothian Prize in 2018.