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Sachiko Kashiwaba

Portrait of Sachiko Kashiwaba
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Sachiko Kashiwaba

Sachiko Kashiwaba is a prolific writer of children’s and young adult fantasy whose career spans more than four decades. Her works have garnered the prestigious Sankei, Shogakukan, and Noma children’s literature awards, and her novel The Mysterious Village Veiled in Mist influenced Hayao Miyazaki’s film Spirited Away....

 Her works have recently been animated as the films The Wonderland and The House of the Lost on the Cape, and her novel Temple Alley Summer (translated by Avery Fischer Udagawa, illustrated by Miho Satake, published by Restless Books) won the American Library Association’s 2022 Mildred L. Batchelder Award. She lives in Morioka, Iwate.

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