Nancy Andrew

Born Aug 17, 1947

Linda Nancy Andrew was the English-language translator of Japanese author Ryƫ Murakami's highly-acclaimed novel, Almost Transparent Blue, which had won the Akutagawa Prize in 1976. Born in Dallas, Texas, Andrew was the only child of Dr.

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1947 Birth Born in 1947.


1960 13 Years Old Her interest in Japanese language and culture was kindled when she traveled to Japan with her parents just before her thirteenth birthday in 1960. … Read More


1969 22 Years Old After receiving an honors degree from Indiana in 1969, she began graduate study at the Harvard Yenching Institute, where her faculty adviser was Edwin O. Reischauer, former United States Ambassador to Japan, and where she was an editor of Stone Lion Review, published by the East Asian Graduate Students Colloquium.


1977 30 Years Old While doing research for her doctoral dissertation on the feminist movement in Japan, Andrew abandoned her academic studies to work as a translator for NHK, the Japan Broadcasting Corporation. Her translation of Murakami's surrealistic novel of post-war life in Japan was published in 1977.


1998 51 Years Old Died in 1998.
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