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Sayaka Murata


Sayaka Murata was born in 1979 in Inzai (Chiba prefecture). She went to the Tamagawa University Department of Arts and was then taught by the writer Akio Miyahara at Yokohama Literature School. She has written stories and novels but continues to work in a convenience store, as it gives her ideas for her stories. She won the prestigious Akutagawa for her novel ンビニ人間 (Convenience Store Woman).

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Sayaka Murata
In Praise of Sayaka Murata
Meet Sayaka Murata: Akutagawa Prize Winner
Sayaka Murata and the art of neutrality
Sayaka Murata Inhabits a Planet of Her Own
Convenience store worker who moonlights as an author wins prestigious Akutagawa Prize
A Clean Marriage (story by Murata)


(Only books translated into English)

2016 ンビニ人間 (Convenience Store Woman)
2018 地球星人 (Earthlings)
2019生命式 (Life Ceremony) (stories)