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Teru Miyamoto

Born in Kobe in 1947, Teru Miyamoto is one of Japan's most celebrated authors. He has received Japan's most prestigious literary distinctions, including the Osamu Dazai Prize and the Akutagawa Prize, and several of his works have been made into award-winning movies, including "Maborosi", directed by Hirokazu Koreeda. Translator Roger K. Thomas is Professor of Japanese Language and Literature at Illinois State University. He has also published translations of Yashushi Inoue and Fumiko Enchi.