The 2023 Marino Workshop author is Yoko Tawada.
Yoko Tawada was born in Tokyo in 1960, educated at Waseda University and has lived in Germany since 1982, where she received her Ph.D. in German literature. She received the prestigious Akutagawa Prize for The Bridegroom Was a Dog. She writes in both Japanese and German, and has published several books—stories, novels, poems, plays, essays—in both languages. In 1996, she won the Adalbert-von-Chamisso Prize, a German award recognizing foreign writers for their contributions to German culture. She also received the Goethe-Medal, an official decoration of the Federal Republic of Germany and the prestigious Kleist Prize (2016).
The Workshop is sponsored by Frederick Marino (SLL '68) and his family in honor of his father, Joseph Marino.