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Alison Watts

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Alison Watts was born in Australia and lives in northern Japan, where she works as a freelance Japanese-to-English translator. She does commercial translation for a living and pursues a love of literary translation while trying to make sense of life post 3/11 through literature. She has published a translation of Aya Goda's TAO: On the Road and On the Run In Outlaw China (Portobello 2007) and introduces untranslated Japanese books in her blog A Reader in Japan at

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