Minae Mizumura
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Minae Mizumura

Minae Mizumura is an internationally renowned novelist and critic based in Tokyo. She has published four books of fiction, three books of nonfiction, and coauthored a compilation of epistolary essays. Her writing in English has appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, HuffPost, and The New York Review of Books. She is acclaimed for her audacious experimentation and skillful storytelling. Her work pays homage to the Japanese literary tradition while breaking new ground. Four of her books, all of which won major awards including the Yomiuri Literature Award, have been translated into English by Juliet Winters Carpenter in close collaboration with the author. Born in 1951, Mizumura moved with her family from Tokyo to Long Island, New York when she was twelve. After studying fine art in Boston and then living briefly in Paris, she went on to study French literature at Yale College and Yale Graduate School. Mizumura has taught modern Japanese literature at Princeton, the University of Michigan, and Stanford. A former resident novelist of the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa, she is now a member of its Advisory Committee.
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