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Tracy Slater

Tracy Slater's memoir The Good Shufu: Finding Love, Self & Home on the Far Side of the World (Putnam) has been named a Summer 2015 Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Selection, and will be released June 30. She is the founder of the award-winning global literary series Four Stories and has published essays in The New York Times online, Best Women’s Travel Writing 2008, The Boston Globe, Boston Magazine, Chronicle Review, and Asian Jewish Life (a journal title which prompted her father to ask, "Who knew?")  Although she married a Japanese salaryman instead of a Jewish doctor, she did receive her PhD in English & American Literature from Brandeis University, providing some small comfort to her mother.

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