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Maki Kashimada

Maki Kashimada

Maki Kashimada’s is a multi-award winning novelist well known for her avant-garde style. She was awarded the Akutagawa Prize for Touring the Land of the Dead. She has been a follower of the Japanese Orthodox Church since high school and was married to a member of its clergy.

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Latest reviews

  • “A spare and profound story, beautifully translated.”
    — Waterstones, Feb 11 2021
  • "Maki Kashimada’s Touring the Land of the Dead sounds intriguing with its story of a woman married beneath her social station according to her mother and brother, both of whom seem unable to reconcile themselves to their own loss of status.
    — A Life in Books, Feb 8 2021
  • — Reading Women Podcast, Jan 27 2021
  • “Magical Japanese novel.” Maki Kashimada’s Touring the Land of the Dead asks whether places are haunted by their own past.”
    — The Guardian, Dec 27 2020

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