Mary Yukari Waters is half Japanese and half Irish-American. Her short stories appear in the following anthologies: The Best American Short Stories 2002, The O. Henry Prize
Stories 2002, The Pushcart Book of Short Stories: The Best Short Stories from a Quarter-Century of the Pushcart Prize, The Best American Short Stories 2003, and Zoetrope: All-Story 2. She is the recipient of an NEA literature grant. ï¿½"Mirror Studies"ï¿½ is part of her collection, The Laws of Evening, published by Scribner in 2003.