Andy Couturier (born June 3, 1964) is the American author of two books, Writing Open the Mind: Tapping the Subconscious to Free the Writing and the Writer (Ulysses Press, 2005) and A Different Kind of Luxury: Japanese Lessons in Simple Living and Inner Abundance (Stone Bridge Press, 2010). The forthcoming The Abundance of Less (North Atlantic Books, 2017) is a revised and updated edition of his previous work. He is the founder and creative director for The Opening, a center for creative writing. His essays and articles on ecology, sustainable living, and the problems inherent with nuclear power have appeared in The Japan Times, The North American Review, Adbusters, Kyoto Journal, The Oakland Tribune, and Creative NonFiction.
He was born in New York, New York, United States, and grew up in Washington D.C. and Chicago. He is a graduate of the English composition MA program at San Francisco State University, and lived in Japan for four years. He runs a private writing school, The Opening, in Oakland, California, and also teaches in Santa Cruz.
- A Different Kind of Luxury: Japanese Lessons in Simple Living and Inner Abundance ISBN 1-933330-83-X
- Writing Open the Mind: Tapping the Subconscious to Free the Writing and the Writer ISBN 1-56975-476-4
- The Abundance of Less: Lessons in Simple Living from Rural Japan ISBN 1-62317-132-6
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- "ALTERNATIVE LUXURIES - Life". The Japan Times. Retrieved 2017-04-17.
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- "KJ writers & artists | Kyoto Journal". www.kyotojournal.org. Retrieved 2017-04-17.
- "Creative Writing Courses, Writing Classes, Editing, Memoir, Non Fiction, Book Completion, Santa Cruz, San Francisco Bay Area, Oakland, Berkeley". Theopening.org. Retrieved 2013-10-16.