Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Banana Yoshimoto wins Capri Award

It's great to read the news from The Mainichi Daily News and Kyodo News Agency that Banana Yoshimoto has won the Capri Award, an Italian Literary Award. The committee has praised Yoshimoto's 'gentleness and spirituality', and noting that her novels 'always carry a poetic connotation ,while depicting a serious reflection between life and death'. The committee dedicating the 2011 Capri Awards to the Japanese people because of their 'dignity and generosity facing fate's adversity, following the devastating March 11th earthquake'. 'The Lake', has recently been published by Melville House Publishing in a translation by Michael Emmerich, some of the proceeds from sales of the book will be donated to disaster relief.

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