The Great Passage


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5.4 X 0.7 X 8.2 inches | 0.53 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 works in English include The Easy Life in Kamusari, Kamusari Tales Told at Night, and The Great Passage (Fune o amu), which received both the Booksellers' Award in Japan 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. She lives in Tokyo.

Juliet Winters Carpenter is a professor emerita of Doshisha Women's College of Liberal Arts and a veteran translator. Her first translated novel, Secret Rendezvous by Kobo Abe, received the 1980 Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission Prize for the Translation of Japanese Literature. In 2014, her translation of A True Novel by Minae Mizumura received the same award, as well as the American Translators Association's Lewis Galantière Award. Besides Shion Miura's bestselling novel The Great Passage, her recent translations include An I-Novel by Minae Mizumura, At the End of the Matinee by Keiichiro Hirano, and Pax Tokugawana: The Cultural Flowering of Japan, 1603-1853 by Tōru Haga. She and her husband live on Whidbey Island in Washington State.