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Amy Yamada

Amy Yamada (1959-) is a popular contemporary Japanese writer. She made her literary debut with a short story," Bedtime Eyes," which won the Bungen Prize in 1985. She received the Naoki Prize for Soul Music Lovers Only in 1987, and among other awards, the Tanizaki Jun’ichiro Prize in 2005 for her collection of stories Wonderful Flavor [Fumi Zekka], the Noma Bungei Prize for Gentleman in 2012, and the Kawabata Yasunari Prize for “Seisen Teruteru Bozu” in 2016. Her work has been translated into several languages such as English, German, and Korean. 

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