Sayaka Murata

Sayaka Murata is one of Japan’s most exciting contemporary writers. She still works part-time in a convenience store, which was the inspiration for Convenience Store Woman, her English-language debut and winner of one of Japan’s Akutagawa Prize. She was named a Freeman’s Future of New Writing author and her work has appeared in Granta and elsewhere. In 2016, Vogue Japan selected her as a Woman of the Year. This author is supported by The Japan Foundation, Toronto.

Events Sayaka Murata was involved in

  • Double Interview: Alex Leslie & Sayaka Murata

    Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 4:00 PM

    Societal relationships and the status of women in today's world is the hot topic of this meeting of minds, which features Alex Leslie and Sayaka Murata.


  • Author Talks & Mystery Library

    Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 12:00 PM

    Hear from an outstanding lineup of authors and grab a free book from the Festival’s mystery library in the West Wing of Toronto’s Union Station.