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Yoko Tawada

Translated by Margaret Mitsutani

‘You didn’t know where you wanted to end up, had never considered how much time you had left.’

Yoko Tawada

Yoko Tawada is the author of many books, including Memoirs of a Polar Bear. She writes in Japanese and German and has won the 1993 Akutagawa Prize, the 2016 Kleist Prize and the 2017 Warwick Prize for Women in Translation. ‘The Last Children of Tokyo’ is taken from her new novel with the same title, forthcoming from Portobello Books in the UK. It will be published as The Emissary by New Directions in the US.

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Translated by Margaret Mitsutani

Margaret Mitsutani was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1953. She has lived in Japan since the 1970s and has translated work by, among others, Kenzaburo Oe, Mitsuyo Kakuta and Kyoko Hayashi.    

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