Yukiko Motoya

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Yukiko Motoya is a writer, playwright, and stage director. She won the Noma Prize for New Writers for Warm Poison in 2011; the Kenzaburo Oe Prize for Picnic in the Storm in 2013; the Mishima Prize for How She Learned to Love Herself in 2014; and Japan’s most prestigious literary prize, the Akutagawa Prize, for An Exotic Marriage in 2016. Her books have been published in French and Norwegian, and her stories have been published in English in Granta, Words Without Borders, and Tender.


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The Reason I Carry Biscuits to Offer to Young Boys

“Was this maybe an extremely dodgy situation for me to be in?”

Oct 29, 2015