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Shuntaro Tanikawa

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  • SHUNTARO TANIKAWA has produced some 60 books of poetry (some of them best-sellers) and won every major Japanese award for his writing. An English translation of his work received the American Book Award in 1988. His work has been translated into 15 languages and ten selections have been published in English. He has written video, radio and film scripts and plays for children. He is the translator of the Mother Goose rhymes and has for many years been the translator of Peanuts. He has performed his poems in America and Europe.
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