Margaret Mitsutani

Winner, 2018 National Book Awards

Margaret Mitsutani is a translator of Yoko Tawada and Japan’s 1994 Nobel Prize laureate Kenzaburō Ōe.
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The Emissary

ISBN 9780811227629 New Directions Publishing

Translated by Margaret Mitsutani Japan, after suffering from a massive irreparable disaster, cuts itself off from the world. Children are so weak they can barely stand or walk: the only people with any get-go are the elderly. More about this book >

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Margaret Mitsutani and Monique Truong (for Yoko Towada) read at the NBAs Finalists Reading


Monique Truong (on behalf of Yoko Tawada) and Margaret Mitsutani accept the 2018 National Book Award for Translated Literature

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Margaret Mitsutani

Margaret Mitsutani is a translator of Yoko Tawada and Japan’s 1994 Nobel Prize laureate Kenzaburō Ōe.

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