Mari Akasaka was born in Suginami, Tokyo, and studied Politics in the Law Department at Keio University. In 1999 her novel Vibrator was nominated for the Akutagawa Prize. She was again nominated for the Akutagawa prize in 2000 for her novel, Muse, and won the Noma Literary Prize for New Writers for the same novel. Vibrator was adapted into a 2003 film starring Shinobu Terajima and Nao Omori.
- Chō no Hifu no Shita (1997)
- Vibrator (1998) (available in English translation)
- Vanille (1999)
- Calling (1999)
- Muse (1999)
- Kare ga Kanojo no Onna datta Koro (2003)