Wayne P. Lammers
Wayne P. Lammers, born in Ohio, was raised in Japan and grew up speaking both Japanese and English. He studied Japanese language and literature formally at both undergraduate and graduate levels. He taught language and literature at university level for a number of years before becoming an independent translator. His major literary translations include Junzo Shono's Still Life and Other Stories (for which he won two major awards) and Evening Clouds, Shohei Ooka's Taken Captive: A Japanese POW's Story, Mitsuyo Kakuta's Woman on the Other Shore, The Shadow of a Blue Cat, by Naoyuki Ii, and The Mandala Way, by Masako Bando.