Alex Shishin has published fiction, non-fiction and photography in Japan, North American and Europe. His recent fiction publications include "Fish" in Intertext, Summer 2003 (on-line), and "The Eggplant Legacy" in Prarie Schooner, Spring 2003. Shishin's short story "Mr. Eggplant Goes Home," first published in Prairie Schooner received an Honorable Mention from the O. Henry Awards in 1997 and was anthologized in Student Body: Stories About Students and Professors (University of Wisconsin Press, 2001). His short story "Shades," originally published in Sunday Afternoon (Kobe) was anthologized in The Broken Bridge: Fiction from Expatriates in Literary Japan (Stone Bridge Press, 1997). Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Shishin is a permanent resident of Japan.