Translation Works
To Japanese
Masako Bando
Masako Bando was born in 1958. After graduating from the Department of Housing of the Faculty of Home Economics, Nara Women's University, she studied architecture and design for two years in Milan. Back in Japan, she became a freelance writer and wrote novels for children. Bando published Shikoku in 1993 and has been writing novels, focusing on "death" and "sex" as the theme, for wider audience. She used to be living a self-sufficient life utilizing her own home garden in Tahiti since 1998 before she moved to Lido Island, Italy. She is now back in Kochi, her hometown.
1996 Naoki Prize, for Yamahaha (Mother in the Mountain)
2002 Shibata Renzaburo Prize, for Mandara do(Mandala Way)