Saturday, May 18, 2024

Herzlichen Dank gegenüber der Stadt Stein und der Kogge. Das ist eine überwältigende Ehre für mich. Das bedeutet mir ungemein. / Very humbled to receive a literary award from the City of Stein. / ファーバー=カステル本社などのある文化の町Stein市から文学賞をいただくことになりました。身に余る光栄です。

 


 

Saturday, December 31, 2022

Have a read of my interview with Emily Updegraff at Great Lakes Review. What a beautiful, insightful review! 

https://greatlakesreview.org/book-review-morgenstern/



 

 

Saturday, August 13, 2022

Myshort story collection, "A Perfect Day to Die" (Guerinica World Editions) will be released on September 1st!!

A widower meets a man who can change the weather. A middle-aged woman attempts to freeze to death. A young man attempts to starve to death. A young woman navigates in a foreign city, constructing a new identity. A dancer is forced to accept a ride home from a bar comedian. A divorcee meets an elderly Japanese woman... From the sombre offices of Tokyo to the ESL classrooms of Toronto, see how they find their own therapeutic ways to reconcile with their loss, agony, and despair.

Available for pre-order ☁ https://bit.ly/3uhtej5

 https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-perfect-day-to-die-yoko-morgenstern/1141343156?ean=9781771837132

 https://www.amazon.com/Perfect-Day-Die-World-Prose/dp/1771837136/ref=sr_1_2?crid=368EWGXZMSPCR&keywords=yoko+morgenstern&qid=1660399269&sprefix=%2Caps%2C210&sr=8-2


 

Thursday, February 03, 2022

Check out Lori reading my piece "The Comedian!"

 


 


 

Saturday, December 25, 2021

 

What an honour to participate in this powerful anthology, Women’s Issues Vol 2: Women Power edited by International Human Rights Art Festival, NY.
IHRAF gives voice to the voiceless, protects freedom of expression, and uses creativity to highlight human rights and social justice causes around the world. Its Honorary Committee includes Reps. John Lewis and AOC, actors Barbra Streisand and Kathleen Turner, Senator Bernie Sanders, and many other great minds: 
This is my first ever solicited fiction piece; it had to be set in Japan and have positive messages. I wrote this story based on a murder of a homeless woman that happened last year. I was furious about the atrocity because I, for one, as a freelancer and single mom, could imagine myself living on the street someday. I hope my messages reach people who need to hear them.
The other writers are from India, Guyana, Trinidad & Tobago, Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya, Bangladesh, the U.S., Mauritius, and Papua New Guinea.

The first ever translation of my short story came from Brazil! This one’s “The Summer with No Mosquitoes” (Great Lakes Review, 2018). Two more stories from my collection, A Perfect Day to Die (Guernica Editions, 2022) will follow: “The Comedian” (Flash Fiction Online, 2018) and “St. Clair West” (untethered, 2016). Thanks to translator Patricia Lattavo; you can read her work on BiblioTechie App. 


 

Monday, March 29, 2021

I’m so excited to finally be able to announce that my short story collection, The World Through Your Eyes (working title), which was a 2019 finalist for Eyelands Book Awards in Greece, will be published by Guernica World Editions in 2022. This is exactly what I need to sustain me through this dark period: HOPE! Hoping to come to Canada next year if the world gets back to normal by then. So, get out of my way, COVID!