Polly Barton is a writer and translator of Japanese literature and nonfiction. Her essays and translations have been published by The White Review, Words Without Borders, Granta, and Monkey. Full-length translations include Spring Garden by Tomoka Shibasaki (Pushkin Press, 2017), Where the Wild Ladies Are by Aoko Matsuda (Tilted Axis Press/Soft Skull Press, 2020), There’s No Such Thing as an Easy Job by Kikuko Tsumura (Bloomsbury, 2020), and So We Look to the Sky by Misumi Kubo (Arcade, 2021). She was awarded the 2019 Fitzcarraldo Editions Essay Prize for her nonfiction debut, Fifty Sounds (Fitzcarraldo Editions/Liveright). She is based in Bristol.
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