Convenience Store Woman (Murata) - Author Bio

Author Bio
Birth—August 14, 1979
Where—Inzai, Chiba Prefecture, Japan
Education—Tamawaga University
Awards—Akutagawa Prize (more below)
Currently—lives in Tokyo, Japan


Sayaka Murata is one of Japan’s most exciting contemporary writers. She has worked for 18 years in a convenience store, which was the inspiration to write Convenience Store Woman, her English-language debut and winner of one of Japan’s most prestigious literary prizes, the Akutagawa Prize.

She was named a Freeman’s "Future of New Writing" author, and her work has appeared in Granta and elsewhere. In 2016, Vogue Japan selected her as a Woman of the Year. (From the publisher.)

Awards
2016 - Akutagawa Prize
2013 - Mishima Yukio Prize
2009 - Noma Literary Prize
2003 - Gunzo Prize for New Writers

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