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Matsatsugo Ono

Masatsugu Ono received the Akutagawa Prize, Japan’s highest literary honor, in 2015. He is the author of numerous novels, including “Mizu ni umoreru haka (The Water-Covered Grave),” which won the Asahi Award for New Writers, and “Nigiyakana wan ni seowareta fune (Boat on a Choppy Bay),” which won the Mishima Prize. Akhil Sharma, author of “Family Life,” said Ono “belongs in the first ranks of not just Japanese literature but world literature,” and internationally acclaimed Japanese author Yoko Tawada has praised his work as “vibrating with the sounds of voices whose meaning has yet to be discovered.” He lives in Tokyo.

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