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Delira

Hitomi Kanehara

Translated by Dan Bradley

‘I steadied my trembling legs and yelled, “Welcome to Delira!” ’

Hitomi Kanehara

Hitomi Kanehara wrote her first novel Hebi ni Piasu (Snakes and Earrings) at the age of 21. The novel won the prestigious Akutagawa Prize and the Subaru Literary Prize. Her other works include Autofiction and Hydra.

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Translated by Dan Bradley

Dan Bradley lives and works in Cardiff. Alongside writing fiction, he has published English translations of work by Japanese authors, including Hitomi Kanehara and Masahiko Shimada.

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