Yui Tanizaki

Yui TANIZAKI (fiction writer, translator; Japan) was born in 1978 in Fukui, where she lived until she was 18 years old, at which time she relocated to Kyoto. In 2007, Yui wrote the novel Maiochiru Mura which garnered her the Bungagukai Prize for New Writers. Her stories and essays are featured in numerous literary magazines. Maiochiru Mura, like much of Yui’s work, is deeply influenced by place and the ways it influences one’s understanding of self.