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Masatsugu Ono

Masatsugu Ono is the author of numerous novels, including Mizu ni umoreru haka ( The Water-Covered Grave ), which won the Asahi Award for New Writers, and Nigiyakana wan ni seowareta fune ( Echo on the Bay ), which won the Mishima Prize. A prolific translator from the French--including works by Èdouard Glissant and Marie NDiaye--Ono received the Akutagawa Prize, Japan's highest literary honor, in 2015. He lives in Tokyo.