Tada Chimako (1930–2003) was the author of Fu o kiru to (Upon Breaking the Seal), among many other books. She lived most of her life in Kobe, Japan.​

Jeffrey A​nglesis the author of Writing the Love of Boys and​​ ​a translator of modern Japanese writers. ​H​is first book of poetry in Japanese, Hizuke henkosen (International Date Line), is forthcoming from Shichosha. ​