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Blue Moon

Hiromi Kawakami

Translated by Lucy North

‘Rather than death itself, it is the disappearance of traces that seems unbearable and sad. The disappearance of all signs that I existed.’

Hiromi Kawakami

Hiromi Kawakami is a novelist, haiku poet, literary critic and essayist. Her books include Manazuru, Pasuta mashiin y?rei (Pasta Machine Ghosts) and Sensei no kaban (The Briefcase), published as Strange Weather in Tokyo by Portobello Books in the UK. She was awarded the 1996 Akutagawa Prize for Hebi o fumu (Tread on a Snake).

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Translated by Lucy North

Lucy North’s translations include Toddler Hunting and Other Stories, a collection of 10 stories by Taeko Kono, and Record of a Night Too Brief, three stories by Hiromi Kawakami.

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