Yudai Kamisato is Peru-born-Japanese writer and theatre director. In 2006, he won the best director award at the TOGA Directors’ Competition for his staging of "Desire Caught by the Tail", written by Pablo Picasso. In 2018, he won the 62nd Kishida Kunio Drama Award for The Story of Descending the Long Slopes of Valparaíso. Based on his own personal episodes collected while visiting various places, his works center around people who travel and cross borders. His work as a writer has attracted increasing attention in recent years, with his scripts appearing in the literary magazine Shincho and translations of his plays receiving performances and readings in Seoul, Hong Kong, Taipei, London and New York. His first novel Exiled Baseball Boy was published in the June 2013 issue of Shincho. From October 2016 to August 2017, he spent a year in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on a grant from the Agency for Cultural Affairs. His non-fiction book People who cross borders—young people of Japanese descent in South America, a reportage of descendants of Japanese immigrants in South America is currently available from publisher Aki Shobo.