Kotaro Isaka

Kotaro Isaka was born in Chiba Prefecture in 1971 and graduated from Tohoku University, School of Law. Formerly a systems engineer, he debuted as a writer with Audubon’s Prayer, a mystery whose murder victim is a talking scarecrow. His novels and short-story collections have been nominated for the Naoki Prize—Japan’s most prestigious award for popular fiction—and many have been made into movies, including Remote Control, which was released in 2010 under the book’s original title, Golden Slumber. This is his first novel to be translated into English.

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