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Edward Seidensticker

Born: Feb 11, 1921

Death: Aug 26, 2007

Birthplace: Castle Rock

Profession: Translator

Nationality: United States

Edward Seidensticker

Date of Birth : Feb 11, 1921
Date of Death : Aug 26, 2007
Birth Place : Castle Rock

Edward George Seidensticker was a noted scholar and translator of Japanese literature. He was particularly known for his English version of The Tale of Genji, which is counted among the preferred modern translations. He is also well known for his landmark translations of Yasunari Kawabata, which led to Kawabata winning the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1968.


  • Translator

Also known as

  • Edward George Seidensticker

Awards Won

  • National Book Award for Translation
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