The writer Yoko Tawada works both in German and Japanese and studied literature in Tokyo and Hamburg before obtaining her doctorate in Zurich. Her novel The Emissary appeared in 2018 in German translation. For her work, Yoko Tawada has been awarded the Kleist Prize (2016), the Goethe Medal (2005) and the Tanizaki Junichiro Literary Award (2003). She has been a member of the PEN Centre Germany since 2016.
As of October 2019