Donna George Storey

Author Donna George Storey has published over a hundred literary and erotic stories and essays in Prairie Schooner, Gettysburg Review, Fourth Genre, Wine Spectator, Best American Erotica, The Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica, and Best Women’s Erotica. Her work has been featured in magazines in the UK and translated into Italian and received special mention in Pushcart Prize Stories 2004. Donna is a magna cum laude graduate of Princeton and holds a Ph.D. in Japanese literature from Stanford.She has taught English in Japan and Japanese at Stanford and UC Berkeley.

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  • Named a “Top Ten Sexy Read of 2008” by Violet Blue, Bay Area sexpert columnist
  • “Donna Storey's eye and nose for the redolent detail is a treat for all the senses as she spins her tale into a savory concoction. . . . Amorous Woman is literary erotica at its best.”
    Liza Dalby, author of Geisha and Hidden Buddhas
  • "One of erotica's best writers."
    Maxim Jakubowski, editor of The Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica series
  • “Lusciously, lustily provocative.”
    Hiroaki Sato, author of Japanese Women Poets: An Anthology
  • “Rich with sensual detail, humour, and emotional complexity. . . . Highly recommended!”
    Saskia Walker, author of Along for the Ride, Double Dare, and Reckless
  • “A believable and moving tale of one woman's journey of sexual self-discovery. … I enjoyed Amorous Woman more than any erotic novel I've read in a long while.”
    Lisabet Sarai, author of Raw Silk and Incognito, reviewed for The Erotica Readers and Writers Association
  • “A work of elegant eroticism … with a very special perspective on elements of Japanese culture that is related with a blend of humor, social critique, and literary skill that is impressive from beginning to end.”
    Margaret Lane, Midwest Book Review
  • “The scope of this story is tremendous, and the settings are palpable in their completeness. It's clear the author has a strong understanding of Japanese culture. Vivid sexual scenes abound, encompassing a vast range of pleasures … This book is hard to put down.”
    Romantic Times Book Review Magazine (four starred-review)
  • “The prose is seductive and sensual, yet simple and straightforward. It’s heartbreaking, yet it celebrates life. . . . An astonishing and powerful tale told with grace and style. Easily one of the best books I’ve read this year.”
    Singapore Sling, Cocktail Reviews
  • “The kind of book that demands you slow down and savor. . . . Storey paints her story with the fine strokes of a learned, purposeful brush. In Amorous Woman, she has illustrated exactly how good erotica should be written.”
    Gwen Masters, author of One Breath at a Time, reviewed for Clean