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Natsuo Kirino

Translated by Philip Gabriel

‘The lottery to choose her next husband was to take place at the Imperial Palace.’

Natsuo Kirino

Natsuo Kirino is the author of eighteen novels and the recipient of six of Japan's premier literary awards, including the Mystery Writers of Japan award. Her work has been translated into nineteen languages. She lives in Tokyo.

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Translated by Philip Gabriel

Philip Gabriel is Professor of Japanese Literature at the University of Arizona. His translations include Book 3 of Haruki Murakami’s 1Q84 and the novel Villain, by Shuichi Yoshida. He is a recipient of the 2006 PEN/Book-of-the-Month Club Translation Prize.

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