Thank you for stopping by. I am an American writer and translator. I was born in Japan, grew up mostly in the United States and have lived as an adult in France, Japan and for the last seven years in Switzerland. My short fiction, translations and criticism have appeared in various journals, including The Kenyon Review, Cerise Press, Fogged Clarity, Two Serious Ladies, Xenith, Hayden’s Ferry Review, PANK (online), The Rumpus and The Quarterly Conversation. I am also the Reviews Editor for the webjournal Necessary Fiction.
For a full list of publications, please see here.
My translation of C.F. Ramuz’s 1927 novel Beauty on Earth (La Beauté sur la Terre) is forthcoming – details to be announced soon.
I’ve written three novels and am currently writing a fourth. I am hoping a publisher will tell you about one or all of them at some point in the future so I don’t have to do much more than point you in the right direction and jump around and smile and wring my hands.
I love to read. I love to write. I love to translate. More about all that here.
You can reach me at: michelle (dot) bailatjones (at) gmail (dot) com