The Easy Life in Kamusari


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5.51 X 8.35 X 1.02 inches | 0.7 pounds
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About the Author

Shion Miura made her fiction debut in 2000 with Kakuto suru mono ni maru (A Passing Grade for Those Who Fight). In 2006, she won the Naoki Prize for her story collection Mahoro ekimae Tada Benriken (The Handymen in Mahoro Town). Her other novels include Kaze ga tsuyoku fuiteiru (The Wind Blows Hard), Kogure-so monogatari (The Kogure Apartments), and Ano ie ni kurasu yonin no onna (The Four Women Living in That House). Fune o amu (The Great Passage, translated by Juliet Winters Carpenter) received the Booksellers' Award in Japan in 2012 and an Earphones Award and was made into an award-winning motion picture. Miura has also published more than fifteen collections of essays and is a manga aficionado.

Juliet Winters Carpenter is a veteran translator and professor emerita of Doshisha Women's College of Liberal Arts in Kyoto. Her first translated novel, Secret Rendezvous by Kobo Abe, received the 1980 Japan-US Friendship Commission Prize for the Translation of Japanese Literature. In 2014, A True Novel by Minae Mizumura received the same award as well as the American Translators Association Lewis Galantière Award. The audio edition of her translation of Shion Miura's bestselling novel The Great Passage won an Earphones Award. Carpenter's other recent translations include An I-Novel by Minae Mizumura and Pax Tokugawana: The Cultural Flowering of Japan, 1603-1853 by Toru Haga. She lives on Whidbey Island in Washington.