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Overcoming Expectations - Mieko Kawakami on Breasts and Eggs

Overcoming Expectations: Mieko Kawakami on Breasts and Eggs

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Award-winning Japanese poet and writer Mieko Kawakami published her first novel in English this year. Hear from the author of Breasts and Eggs, an exploration of identity and womanhood that awarded Kawakami with Japan’s most prestigious literary honour, the Akutagawa Prize.

Interviewer: Madeleine Thien

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Overcoming Expectations - Mieko Kawakami on Breasts and Eggs

Related Books

Mieko Kawakami Breast and Eggs book cover

Breasts and Eggs

2020

Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeline Thien

Do Not Say We Have Nothing

2016

Overcoming Expectations: Mieko Kawakami on Breasts and Eggs


Participants

Mieko Kawakami

Photo credit: YUTO KUDO/ Madame Figaro Japon

Mieko Kawakami

Madeleine Thien headshot

Photo Credit: Rawi Hage

Madeleine Thien

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