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Philip Gabriel

Portrait of translator from Japanese Philip Gabriel

Philip Gabriel

Philip Gabriel is professor of Japanese literature in the Department of East Asian Studies at the University of Arizona....

He is the author of Mad Wives and Island Dreams: Shimao Toshio and the Margins of Japanese Literature and Spirit Matters: The Transcendent In Modern Japanese Literature and has translated many novels and short stories by the writer Haruki Murakami, including Kafka on the Shore, 1Q84 (co-translation), and most recently Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage, which debuted at #1 on The New York Times bestseller list. Other recent translations also include Parade, by Shuichi Yoshida, and Genocide of One by Kazuaki Takano. Gabriel is a recipient of the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission Prize for the Translation of Japanese Literature (2001) for his translation of Senji Kuroi’s Life in the Cul-de-Sac, and the 2006 PEN/Book-of-the-Month Club Translation Prize for his translation of Kafka on the Shore.

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