Heather Dixon is from St. Helens in North West England. She has lived in rural Japan since May, 2000. Heather is a Japanese/English translator and an award-winning writer and publisher of graded readers for learners of English. She won the 2020 Language Learner Literature Award. She has a BMus (Hons) degree in Music, an MA in Philosophy, and a 4th dan black belt in karate. In her spare time, Heather enjoys studying languages and reading.

And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.

Anaïs Nin

The struggle itself towards the heights is enough to fill a man’s heart. One must imagine Sisyphus happy.

Albert Camus

怒らない 恐れない 悲しまない