- Philip Gabriel
Philip Gabriel is one of the major translators into English of the works of the Japanese novelist
J. Philip Gabriel is also the translator of works by Nobel Prize-winner
Kenzaburo Oe, such as "Somersault", and Senji Kuroi, such as "Life in the Cul-De-Sac". Dr. Gabriel is also the author of "Mad Wives and Island Dreams: Shimao Toshio" and the "Margins of Japanese Literature". He is currently a professor of modern Japanese literatureand Department head of East Asian Studiesat the University of Arizonain Tucson, Arizona, and his translations have appeared in " The New Yorker", " Harper's", and other publications. Dr. Gabriel is the recipient of the 2001 Sasakawa Prize for Japanese Literature, the 2001 Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission Prize for Translation of Japanese Literature, and the 2006 PEN/Book-of-the-Month Club Translation Prizefor " Kafka on the Shore".
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