Reading Yoko Tawada becomes an obsession.. In Facing the Bridge, Tawada\'s second story collection with New Directions, obsession becomes delight as the reader is absorbed into three tales where identities flicker and shift within borders as wide as the mind.
YOKO TAWADA was born in Tokyo in 1960, moved to Hamburg when she was twenty-two, and to Berlin in 2006. She writes in Japanese and German,and has published several books -- stories, novels, poems, plays, essays --in both languages. Her numerous awards include the Akutagawa Prize, the Adelbert von Chamisso Prize, the Tanizaki Prize, and the Goethe Medal.