High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles Y ko Tawada is a
Japanese writer currently living in Berlin, Germany. Tawada was
born in Tokyo, received her undergraduate education at Waseda
University in 1982 with a major in Russian literature, then studied
at Hamburg University where she received a master's degree in
contemporary German literature. She received her doctorate in
German literature at the University of Zurich. In 1987 she
published Nur da wo du bist da ist nichts-Anata no iru tokoro dake
nani mo nai (A Void Only Where You Are), a collection of poems in a
German and Japanese bilingual edition. Tawada's Missing Heels
received the Gunzo Prize for New Writers in 1991, and The
Bridegroom Was a Dog received the Akutagawa Prize in 1993. In 1999
she became writer-in-residence at the Massachusetts Institute of
Technology for four months. Her Suspect on the Night Train won the
Tanizaki Prize and Ito Sei Literary Prize in 2003. Tawada received
the Adelbert von Chamisso Prize in 1996, a German award to foreign
writers in recognition of their contribution to German culture, and
the Goethe Medal in 2005.
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