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Eiko Kadono (角野 栄子, Kadono Eiko) Eiko Watanabe (渡辺英子, Watanabe Eiko, born January 1, 1935) is a Japanese author of children's literature, picture books, non-fiction, and essays in Shōwa and Heisei period in Japan. Her most famous work Kiki's Delivery Service, released in 1985, was made into an anime film by Hayao Miyazaki, and spawned a series of sequel novels. In 2018, she won the Hans Christian Andersen Award. Currently, she serves as a guest professor at the Nihon Fukushi University in Aichi Prefecture, Japan.

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