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Ginny Tapley Takemori

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Ginny Tapley Takemori

Ginny Tapley Takemori is a translator from Japanese, and has translated fiction by more than a dozen early modern and contemporary Japanese writers, ranging from such early literary giants as Izumi Kyoka and Okamoto Kido to contemporary bestsellers MIYUKI MIYABE and RYU MURAKAMI. Her translation of Tomiko Inui's THE SECRET OF THE BLUE GLASS was longlisted for the Carnegie Prize. Her short fiction translations have appeared in Granta, Words Without Borders, a number of anthologies and she has also translated nonfiction books about Japanese art, theater and history.

Ginny Tapley Takemori

Books by Ginny Tapley Takemori

written by Sayaka Murata, translated by Ginny Tapley Takemori - Fiction

The surprise hit of the summer and winner of Japan’s prestigious Akutagawa Prize, CONVENIENCE STORE WOMAN is the incomparable story of Keiko Furukura, a thirty-six-year-old Tokyo resident who has been working at the Hiiromachi “Smile Mart” for the past eighteen years. Keiko has never fit in, neither in her family, nor in school, but in her convenience store, she is able to find peace and purpose with rules clearly delineated clearly by the store’s manual, and copying her colleagues’ dress, mannerisms, and speech.