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Jesse Kirkwood

Jesse Kirkwood grew up in a remote corner of England’s Lake District and studied French and Polish at Oxford University before falling in love with the language and literature of Japan. He has been working as a commercial and academic translator from these three disparate languages since 2014, but hopes the Harvill Secker Young Translators’ Prize mentorship will help him make the move to a career in Japanese literary translation.