Murata Sayaka: Revealing Truth Through Fantasy

Face To Face

28m 00s
Broadcast on February 26, 2023 Available until February 26, 2024

Murata Sayaka is a novelist who has gained a cult following worldwide. She soared to fame with "Convenience Store Woman," a novel that explores the challenges and consequences of nonconformity. The work asks readers to consider what it means to be normal. In "Life Ceremony," she challenges social taboos regarding life, death, and sex, depicting a world where ritualistic cannibalism has become a way to survive. A frequent guest at international literary festivals, she explains the unusual process through which her stories unfold.

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