At the End of the Matinee


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5.7 X 8.5 X 1.1 inches | 1.0 pounds

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About the Author

Keiichiro Hirano is an award-winning and bestselling novelist whose debut novel, The Eclipse, won the prestigious Akutagawa Prize in 1998, when he was a twenty-three-year-old university student. A cultural envoy to Paris appointed by Japan's Ministry of Cultural Affairs, Hirano has lectured throughout Europe. Widely read in France, China, Korea, Taiwan, Italy, and Egypt, Hirano's novels include the Watanabe Junichi Literary Prize-winning novel At the End of the Matinee--a runaway bestseller in Japan--and the critically acclaimed and Yomiuri Prize for Literature-winning A Man. His short fiction has appeared in the Columbia Anthology of Modern Japanese Literature. For more information, visit http: // and follow Hirano on Twitter at @hiranok_en.

Juliet Winters Carpenter attended the Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies in Tokyo. Her first translated book, Kobo Abe's Mikkai (Secret Rendezvous), received the Japan-US Friendship Commission Prize for the Translation of Japanese Literature. In 2014, more than three decades later, Honkaku shosetsu (A True Novel), by Minae Mizumura, received the same award, as well as the Lewis Galantiรจre Prize of the American Translators Association. Carpenter's other translations--more than fifty--include nearly every genre of fiction and nonfiction, as well as film subtitles and song lyrics. A professor at Doshisha Women's College of Liberal Arts in Kyoto, Carpenter has lived in Japan since 1975. She's licensed to teach the Japanese instruments koto and shamisen and sings alto in the Kyoto City Philharmonic Chorus. She and her husband divide their time between Kyoto and Whidbey Island, Washington.