Skip to content
Join WWB on February 27 in NYC for a special Selected Shorts reading. Details.

Contributor

Kanako Nishi

Image of Kanako Nishi

Kanako Nishi was born in Tehran in 1977, and grew up in Cairo and Osaka. She made her debut as a writer in 2004 with Aoi (Blue). In 2007, her novel Tsutenkaku (Tower to Heaven) won the Sakunosuke Oda Prize. In 2012 she received the first Hayao Kawai Prize for her novel Fukuwarai (Funny Face). Her masterpiece, Saraba! won the prestigious Naoki prize in 2015. She lives in Tokyo.

Like what you read? Help WWB bring you the best new writing from around the world.