Jo Meguro, author / translator (English-Japanese), was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan. Translated four Martin McDonagh’s plays, The Beauty Queen of Leenane, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, The Pillowman (which won Yuasa Yoshiko Prize for Translation of Play in March 2005), and The Cripple of Inishman, for Japanese productions shown at major theaters in Tokyo. Other translations for theatre include Synge’s The Playboy of the Western World, John Masteroff’s musical Cabaret, Broadway musical The Addams Family, and Tracy Letts’ August: Osage County. Translations of books include the script for Tim Burton’s film, Big Fish, Polly Horvath’s novels for young readers, The Vacation and The Canning Season (latter is the winner of the 2003 U.S. National Book Award), and Chellie Campbell’s Zero To zillionaire. Authored three Japanese novels, Sekaijinrui Ga Sexless De Arimasuyouni (May Sexless Marriages Prevail on Earth), Cult no Shima (Cult Island), and Menzaifu Ni (Pardoner).