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Contemporary Japanese Writers is a three-volume series that was compiled and published by the Japanese Literature Publishing and Promotion Center (J-Lit Center) between 2007 and 2009. Intended to help bring new Japanese writers and their works to the attention of overseas audiences, each volume introduces 50 authors with brief biographical profiles and synopses of three of their most important works. The 150 featured authors—all but a few still living and actively writing—were selected from the far greater pool of available candidates based on the literary awards they had received and their extensive backlists of titles as yet unknown outside Japan. Authors already familiar to readers abroad—the Nobel laureates Yasunari Kawabata and Kenzaburo Oe, and the much-translated Haruki Murakami and Banana Yoshimoto, for example—were intentionally excluded. The resulting lineup represents the brightest stars of contemporary Japanese literature who, though not yet widely recognized beyond our borders, appear regularly on bestseller lists and garner the greatest attention from reviewers in Japan. The volumes have been well received at book fairs around the world.

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Hungry Grizzly

Hungry Grizzly

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Hungry Grizzly is a 20-something male food blogger. Two months after starting his blog in 2014, he uploaded “How to Make the Most Delicious Seasoned Boiled Egg in the World,” which was shared 30,000 times on Facebook and received notice on TV as well. In 2017 his Sekai-ichi oishii nitamago no tsukuri-kata: Ie-meshi shokudō hitori-bun … Details

Ken’ichi Tamukai

Ken’ichi Tamukai

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Ken’ichi Tamukai (1973–) was born in Aichi Prefecture and graduated from the Department of Veterinary Medicine at Azabu University. He has loved animals from the time he was a little boy, and has always lived with a variety of living creatures in his company. When he opened his veterinary clinic, he decided he wanted to … Details

  • Chisako Wakatake

    Chisako Wakatake

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    Chisako Wakatake (1954–) was born in the city of Tōno in Iwate Prefecture, and now resides in Chiba Prefecture. She graduated from the Faculty of Education at Iwate University. She began writing as a full-time homemaker and made her literary debut in 2017 by winning the Bungei Prize for her mid-length story Ora ora de … Details

  • Shinsuke Numata

    Shinsuke Numata

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    Shinsuke Numata (1978–) was born in Otaru, Hokkaido. After graduating from Seinan Gakuin University in Fukuoka, Kyushu, he worked as a cram-school instructor teaching English to middle-school students. It was during this period that he first began trying his hand at fiction. In 2012 he moved back in with his parents, then living in Morioka, … Details