Reading Asia | 'For me, "Europe" is fiction': an interview with author Yoko Tawada
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Yoko Tawada, a writer who writes in both Japanese and German, explores the experience of living between multiple languages. Her work has received numerous prestigious prizes.
Her work - short stories, plays, poetry, essays, novels - have received the Akutagawa Prize, the Adelbert von Chimasso Prize, the Tanizaki Prize, the Kleist Prize, the Goethe Medal...
Tawada is interested in the diversity of language and the playful function of the brain in discovering new ways of thinking. She is not so much interested in regional languages, but rather the overall richness and diversity of language.
Not 'language' in general, but the playful function of the brain, without which no human being can learn their mother tongue. In adulthood, it helps us to discover new ways of thinking.
Read at The Hindu
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