Spider Lilies | Hiroko Oyamada | Granta Magazine

Spider Lilies

Hiroko Oyamada

Translated by Juliet Winters Carpenter

‘The breeze smelled of many things: autumn and earth, the green of the countryside, face powder and old age.’

Hiroko Oyamada

Hiroko Oyamada won the Akutagawa Prize in 2014 for Ana (Hole). ‘Careless’ is from Oyamada's short story collection Niwa (Garden), published in March 2018. Oyamada’s 2013 Kōjō (Factory), translated by David Boyd, will be published by New Directions in October 2019.

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Translated by Juliet Winters Carpenter

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