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Allison Markin Powell

Biography

Allison Markin Powell

Allison Markin Powell is a literary translator and editor in New York City. She has worked in the editorial departments of American and Japanese book and magazine publishing. Her published translations include the manga series EYESHIELD 21; the novel ONLY THE RING FINGER KNOWS by Satoru Kannagi; and a biography of Hideki Matsui written by the novelist Shizuka Ijuin. 

Allison Markin Powell

Books by Allison Markin Powell

Written by Fuminori Nakamura, translated by Allison Markin Powell - Fiction, Mystery, Thriller

A young writer is assigned a difficult task by his editor: he is to write an investigative biography of a death row inmate named Yudai Kiharazaka, a 35-year-old photographer who has been convicted of the murders of two women. Kiharazaka’s victims—or his “models”—had been burned alive while the photographer tried to capture the perfect picture of their essences. But trying to unearth the truth about Kiharazaka forces the writer to grapple with horrifying archival material and to interview dangerous, grotesque people—not least of all Kiharazaka himself.