Tomoso Nonaka was born in Tokyo, Japan. After working many years as a music journalist in Tokyo, she moved to New York 1992. Tomoso is the author and artist of more than 15 books, including novels, illustrated essays, and translations for children's books.
Her first novel received the Shueisha New Writer of Literature Award. She was nominated as finalist for the Tshubota Joji Literature Award for young readers in 2007 as well as 54th Shogakukan Children's Culture Publishing award in 2005.
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Novels / Pishan, Inu no Unaji, Odoriba Kingyo, Cherry, Reggae Bar at the End of the World, Katyusha, The Brightest Roof in the Universe, Flagler's Folly, The Sea of Pan The sky of scarlet, and more.
Illustrated Essay / Caribbean Ohirune Sketch, New York Antique Stories, NY Sketchbook
Nonfiction / Buena Vista Social Club Interview Book
Translation / Mole Music
Many books are translated into Chinese and Korean, but unfortunately not in English yet :-)
art work
Art Calendar / Message of Time (2009 Shiseido) , 
New York Gourmet Calendar (2003 Sumitomo Insurance) , 
6 Little Stories, Gentle Colors, Four Seasons in NY (2000, 1999, and 1998 for NTT Data)
Book Cover Art / Nishi no majo ga shinada, Rhythm method and more.
Advertisement clients include / Takashimaya, Shiseido, Subaru Car, AT&T, Ube-house and more.
traveled to
Curacao, St. Martin, Barbados, Aruba, Mexico, Cuba, Martinique, Turks & Caicos,Puerto Rico, Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica, Greece, London, Paris, Bali, Florida Hawaii, Santa Fe, Michigan, Vermont, L.A., China, Hong Kong, Korea, and Hot Springs in Japan!

have lived in New York City since 1992.

WEB Hon no Zasshi (in Japanese)
Shueisha S-Woman (in Japanese)
PEN American Center Profile

Book List
Amazon Author's Page (Japan)