Nonino International Prize 2006

Harumi Setouchi

One of the subtlest Buddhist teachings invites us to go “farther”, “beyond”.

Harumi Setouchi, today a Jakucho nun, that’s to say “who listens to quietness”, with her changing writing, has accomplished it. In her novels we find the entire fluctuating world with its wonders and its miseries and “the beyond”: the land of soundless music.