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Shion Miura made her fiction debut in 2000 with Kakuto suru mono ni maru (A Passing Grade for Those Who Fight). In 2006, she won the Naoki Prize for her story collection Mahoro ekimae Tada Benriken (The Handymen in Mahoro Town). Her other works in English include The Easy Life in Kamusari, Kamusari Tales Told at Night, and The Great Passage (Fune o amu), which received both the Booksellers’ Award in Japan and an Earphones Award and was made into an award-winning motion picture. Miura has also published more than fifteen collections of essays and is a manga aficionado. She lives in Tokyo.

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