Nora Bierich

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Nora Bierich, born in Berlin in 1958, studied philosophy and Japanese Studies in Berlin and Tôkyô and has translated postwar Japanese literature and nonfiction in philosophy and art for nearly 30 years. Her authors include Kenzaburô Ôe, Yukio Mishima, Haruki Murakami, Keiichirô Hirano, as well as the philosopher Kôjin Karatani and manga authors Yoshiharu Tsuge and Shigeru Mizuki. In 2008, she was awarded the Japan Foundation Translator’s Prize and in 2019, the prestigious Noma-Honyakushô, together with Ursula Gräfe. As chairwoman of the Weltlesebühne, she organizes and participates in various translation events and is also involved in the further training of young translators.