Having lived and worked in Japan and China, Jayne Joso now lives in the UK. As well as fiction and drama, she has written on architecture, Japanese arts and culture. Joso's first children's book, How do you Feel?, was published by Benesse in Japan and her first play, China's Smile, commissioned in celebration of China's Children's Day, enjoyed a long theatre run at the Ye Fu Theatre, Zhejiang, and was later televised.
Her first novel, Soothing Music for Stray Cats, was shortlisted for the People’s Book Prize and is now cited in Green’s Dictionary of Slang.
Her second novel, Perfect Architect, draws on her fascination for architecture and the desire to find the ideal home.
Her portfolio includes: Abe’s Penny, Architecture Today, Benesse, Prestel Art, The Nikkei Weekly, The Big Issue, eat-japan and Cross Media.