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First Sentence: Toh EnJoe

Toh EnJoe

Translated by David G. Boyd

‘I think that the thing called thought can be viewed as rooted in the very real phenomenon of neurons firing.’

Toh EnJoe

Toh EnJoe holds a PhD in arts and sciences from the University of Tokyo. His writings include Obu za besuboru (Of the Baseball) and U yū shi tan (As If). In 2011 he was awarded the Akutagawa Prize for keshi no chō (Harlequin's Butterfly). Self-Reference ENGINE, translated by Terry Gallagher, is nominated for the 2014 Philip K. Dick Award.

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Translated by David G. Boyd

David G. Boyd obtained his master's degree at the University of Tokyo and is currently enrolled in the East Asian studies doctorate programme at Princeton University. He has translated stories by Hideo Nakai, Riichi Yokomitsu and Hyakken Uchida, among others.

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