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Miri Yu

Yu is a 30-year-old woman of Korean descent who is currently Japan's bestselling writer. As a teenager she dropped out of school and joined a theater troupe, finding success as an actress and later in the literary world. She has written short stories, play, screenplays, and essays as well as novels, winning the Akutagawa Prize, Japan's top literary honor in 1997.