Translation Works
To Japanese
Naoyuki Ii
After graduating from Keio University, Naoyuki Ii (1953-) made his debut in 1983 with Kusa no kanmuri (The Grass Crown), which won the Gunzo Prize for New Writers. His early works were frequently fantastic, but lately he has begun to write polyphonic stories in a sinuous style rich with humor that paint a clear picture of modern Japan.
1989 Noma Literary Prize for New Writers, for Sashite juyo denai ichinichi (A Day of Little Importance)
1994 Hirabayashi Taiko Prize, for Shinka no tokei (Evolution Clock)
2001 Yomiuri Literary Prize, for Nigotta gekiryu ni kakaru hashi (Bridge Over a Muddy Torrent)