Polly Barton

Polly Barton is a Japanese translator and writer based in Bristol. Stories she has translated have appeared in Words Without Borders, Granta, and The White Review. Full-length translations include Spring Garden by Tomoka Shibasaki (Pushkin Press), Where the Wild Ladies Are by Aoko Matsuda (Tilted Axis Press), and There’s No Such Thing as an Easy Job by Kikuko Tsumura (Bloomsbury). Her debut book, Fifty Sounds, was awarded the 2019 Fitzcarraldo Editions Essay Prize, and comes out in April 2021.