Allison Markin Powell has been awarded grants from English PEN and the NEA, and the 2020 PEN America Translation Prize for by Hiromi Kawakami. Her translations include works by Osamu Dazai, Fuminori Nakamura, and Kanako Nishi. She was the guest editor for the first Japan issue of>span class="apple-converted-space"> Words Without Borders and she maintains the database Japanese Literature in English at