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Wataya Risa

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Wataya Risa

Born in 1984, Wataya Risa wrote her debut novel Install at age seventeen. It netted her the Bungei Prize, making her the youngest writer in history to receive the award. In 2004 she broke records again with her Akutagawa Prize-winning second novel, Keritai senaka. Her most recent work, Kawaisou da ne?, was awarded the Kenzaburo Oe Prize in 2012. This is the first time her work has been translated into English.

Articles by Wataya Risa

from “Install”
By Wataya Risa
I left school early that day and promptly became a truancy case. Conked out as soon as I got home and slept like the dead. I woke up in the evening after a bad dream, but struggled against a mild sleep…
Translated from Japanese by Katherine Lundy
You’re Where You’ve Always Been
By Wataya Risa
Cigarette earlier touching my lips now floats in the Thames Does the river know the feel of such a touch? Touches are never forgotten. In the midst of chilly, gusting winds standing before a poster of…
Translated from Urdu by Katherine Lundy
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