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Yume is pronounced like "you-meh"

Kitasei is pronounced like "key-tah-say"

The main character in DEEP SKY is named Asuka, which is pronounced "Ah-soo-kah," but don't linger on the middle syllable!

Official Bio

Yume Kitasei ( is a Brooklyn-based Japanese and American writer of speculative fiction. Her stories have appeared in publications including New England Review, Catapult, SmokeLong Quarterly, Baltimore Review, and Nashville Review. The Deep Sky (Flatiron Books) is her first novel. Her next book, The Stardust Grail, is out June 2024. She chirps occasionally @Yumewrites at Instagram, TikTok, and Blue Sky.


Yume Kitasei - Square by Sylvie Rosokoff

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