Japanese literary award is won by Taiwan-born writer Li Kotomi

//Japanese literary award is won by Taiwan-born writer Li Kotomi

Japanese literary award is won by Taiwan-born writer Li Kotomi

Taiwan-born novelist Li Kotomi won the Akutagawa Prize for up-and-coming authors on Wednesday, becoming the second person to win the prestigious literary award without the Japanese language being their native tongue, the prize organisers said.The 31-year-old Li received the prize for her novel Higanbana ga Saku Shima (An Island Where Red Spider Lily Blooms), a story about a young girl who upon reaching an isolated island faces its hidden history.In 2008, China-born novelist Yang Yi became the…

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