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Yu Miri (published elsewhere in English as Miri Yu) is a multi-award-winning Japanese author of Korean descent from Yokohama, Japan. Her work engages with topics such as Japan’s high suicide rate, the neglect of children, and the troubles faced by those of arguably ambiguous national identity, such as the zainichi kankokujin group (ethnic Koreans born and raised in Japan). Yu has won numerous awards for her works, including the coveted Akutagawa Prize in 1997 for Kazoku Shinema (Family Cinema), and has a vast readership in both Japan and South Korea, with her works being translated into several other languages. In 2002, Gold Rush appeared in an English translation by Stephen Snyder. Tilted Axis Press will be releasing the English translation of Yu’s 2014 JR Ueno-eki koen-guchi (Tokyo Ueno Station) in 2019.