Mariko Tamaki is known for her bestselling graphic novels, Skim, Emiko Superstar and This One Summer. Skim was the winner of an Ignatz Award, a Joe Shuster Award and a Doug Wright Award in 2009. It was also nominated for the "Children's literature" category at the 2008 Governor General's Awards. This One Summer, illustrated by Jillian Tamaki, was nominated for a 2014 Ignatz Award, and won the 2015 Michael L. Printz Award and a Caldecott Honor from the American Library Association. In 2016 she won the German Rudolph-Dirks-Award in the category Youth Drama / Coming of Age (for This One Summer). Tamaki was also awarded an Honour of Distinction by the Dayne Ogilvie Prize, a literary award for lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender writers in Canada, in 2012. She has written for both DC and Marvel comics as lead writer on the Hulk and Supergirl: Being Super.