Professor Hikaru Fujii is a scholar of American Literature and a translator. In 2017, he won the Best Translation Award for his Japanese translation of Anthony Doerr’s All the Light We Cannot See. He has translated several works in English by immigrant and minority writers, including C. Pam Zhang’s How Much of These Hills is Gold, Octavia E. Butler’s Bloodchild and Other Stories, Alfian Sa’at’s Malay Sketches, Gina Apostol’s Insurrecto, and Ling Ma’s Severance. He is currently working on a translation of Colson Whitehead’s Harlem Shuffle. He is also the author of Taminaru kara arechi e [From the Terminal to the Wasteland] (Chuokoron, 2016), a collection of essays on contemporary American literature, and editor of Bungei hon’yaku nyumon [An Introduction to Translating Creative Writing] (Film Art, 2017).