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Cathy Hirano, undated, 1996-2002

Summary Information
Title: Cathy Hirano papers
Dates: undated, 1996-2002
Creator: Hirano, Cathy
Extent: 2 boxes (0.80 cubic feet)
Language: Collection materials in English
Collection Number: CLRC-1268
This collection consists of manuscript materials related to Japanese publications translated into English by Cathy Hirano.

Repository: University of Minnesota. Children's Literature Research Collections.

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

Gift of Hirano, Cathy

Access Restrictions:

Collection is open for researchers with no restrictions. Registration with the collection is required. Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only. Materials will be retrieved from and returned to storage areas by staff members.


Please contact staff regarding copyright status of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under fair use provisions of the copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code).

Preferred Citation:

Cathy Hirano papers, Children's Literature Research Collection, University of Minnesota Libraries, Minneapolis.


Publications are arranged alphabetically by title.

Biographical Sketch

Born and raised in Canada, Cathy Hirano moved to Kyoto, Japan in 1978 as an English teacher. Graduating from the International Christian University of Cultural Anthropology in 1983 she eventually became a freelance translater, leading her to translate Japanese fiction for young adults. Her translation of The Friends by Kazumi Yumoto won the the Batchelder Award for literature in translation in 1997. She currently resides in Shikoku, Japan.

Collection Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of manuscript materials related to three publications that originated in Japanese and were translated into English by Cathy Hirano. The materials include typescript, corrected typescript, front matter, correspondence, page proofs and corrected page proofs.

Subject Terms
Indexing Terms
  • This collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog of the University of Minnesota Libraries. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
  • Hirano, Cathy
  • Yumoto, Kazumi
  • Uehashi, Nahoko
  • Friendship -- Fiction
  • Old age -- Fiction
  • Death -- Fiction
  • Japan -- Fiction
  • Fantasy fiction
  • Fantasy -- Fiction
  • Grief -- Juvenile fiction
  • Death -- Fiction
  • Grief -- Fiction
  • Old age -- Fiction
  • Letters -- Fiction
  • Landlord and tenant -- Fiction
  • Japan -- Juvenile fiction
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
Friends, The, 1996 
Note  (Japanese author Kazumi Yumoto)
Box 1
Typescript undated  Box 1 , Folder 1
Typescript, Corrected Typescript undated  Box 1 , Folder 2
Front Matter, Correspondence, Corrected Typescript Photocopy June 1996  Box 1 , Folder 3
Corrected Page Proof June 1996  Box 1 , Folder 4
Page Proof June 1996  Box 1 , Folder 5
Front Matter, Correspondence, Corrected Typescript July 1997  Box 2 , Folder 1
Corrected Page Proof April 1996  Box 2 , Folder 2
Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit, 2008 
Note  (Japanese author Nahoko Uehashi)
Box 2
Corrected Translated Typescripts undated  Box 2 , Folder 3
Letters, The, 2002 
Note  (Japanese author Kazumi Yumoto)
Box 2
Front Matter, Corrected Typescript Photocopy 2002  Box 2 , Folder 4
Corrected Page Proof September 2001  Box 2 , Folder 5
Corrected Page Proof November 2001  Box 2 , Folder 6