The messy, lonesome worlds of Risa Wataya

Books Mar 28, 2015

The messy, lonesome worlds of Risa Wataya

by Iain Maloney

In 2003, two young female authors won the Akutagawa Prize — arguably the most important literary prize in Japan. One winner was 21-year-old Hitomi Kanehara for her novel "Snakes and Earrings" ("Hebi ni Piasu"); the other was Risa Wataya, who was only 19 at ...