Stewart David Ikeda is author of the novel, What the Scarecrow Said, published by HarperCollins-Regan Books. His work has also appeared in anthologies including Voices of the Xiled (Doubleday/Main Street Books), Yellow Light (Temple University Press), Last Witnesses (Palgrave Press), and MIXED (Norton).
Ikeda's short fiction, poetry, commentaries, creative non-fiction writings and editorial eye have also been seen in a variety of literary journals, newspapers, and online venues -- among these, Story, Ploughshares, Glimmer Train, Pacific Citizen, The Minetta Review, The Gallatin Review, A Different Drummer, New America Media, and Focus on Diversity.
He has also been engaged in developing a variety of new media and online projects, including roles as Director of Online Content Development and Vice President for the multiple media publisher IMDiversity, producer of the IMDiversity.com Multicultural Villages network, The Black Collegian Magazine, and other publications.
Ikeda has received numerous honors for his writing, including selection for the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers series nomination and selection as finalist for the 1997 Discover Award, and two Avery and Jule Hopwood Awards for Major Fiction. He has been featured in media, conferences, and special presentations nationwide.
Ikeda earned an MFA in Writing from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, and has lectured, given workshops, and taught at the University of Michigan, University of Wisconsin, and Boston College, as well as in visiting roles at colleges, writer's conferences, book stores and community centers across the U.S.