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Alfred Birnbaum

Contributor

Alfred Birnbaum

Alfred Birnbaum was born in the U.S. in 1955 and raised in Japan from age five. He studied at Waseda University, Tokyo, under a Japanese Ministry of Education scholarship, and has been a freelance literary and cultural translator since 1980. His translations include Haruki Murakami's Wild Sheep Chase, Hardboiled Wonderland, The End of the World, and other works; Miyabe Miyuki's All She Was Worth; and Natsuki Ikezawa's A Burden of Flowers. He also compiled the short story anthology Monkey Brain Sushi: New Tastes in Japanese Fiction.

Articles by Alfred Birnbaum

Translator Relay: Alfred Birnbaum
By Alfred Birnbaum
Our “Translator Relay” series features a new interview each month. This month's translator will choose the next interviewee, adding a different, sixth question. Stephen Snyder passed the…
The Navidad Incident: The Downfall of Matías Guili
By Natsuki Ikezawa
The Navidad Incident takes place in the fictional South Sea island republic of Navidad. The novel opens as a delegation of Japanese war veterans pays an official visit to the ex-World War II colony, only…
Translated from Japanese by Alfred Birnbaum
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The A Team
By Natsuki Ikezawa
Good morning, students.Today ends our intensive course. These past ten days we have discussed specific methodologies in applied astrophysics: initial long-distance sighting, probe selection, plotting…
Translated from Japanese by Alfred Birnbaum
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