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Yūshō Takiguchi

Yūshō Takiguchi was born in Tokyo in 1982, and raised in neighbouring Saitama. He writes stories about individual and collective memory, marked by a roaming, omniscient narrative voice and multiple temporalities. In 2011, he was awarded the Shincho Prize for New Writers for his novella Gakki. His short story collection Nezō was nominated for the Noma Literary New Face Prize. Another short story collection, Ai to Jinsei, was shortlisted for the Mishima Yukio Prize, and awarded the Noma Literary New Face Prize. His novel The Jimi Hendrix Experience was shortlisted for the Akutagawa Prize, and he won the Akutagawa Prize with his short story collection Shindeinaimono. His latest work is The Iowa Diaries.