Allison Markin Powell is a literary translator, editor, and publishing consultant in New York City. Her translation of Strange Weather in Tokyo by Hiromi Kawakami was nominated for the Man Asian Literary Prize and the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize. Other authors she has translated include Osamu Dazai, Fuminori Nakamura, and Kanako Nishi. She maintains the website www.japaneseliteratureinenglish.com.
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