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Riu Kushiki

Riu Kushiki 櫛木理宇

Riu Kushiki (1972–)  was born in Niigata Prefecture. In 2012, her Hōnteddo kyanpasu (Haunted Campus) won the Japan Horror Story Grand Prize Readers’ Award. Her vividly drawn characters and accessible style garnered highly favorable ratings in pre-publication reviews from the public. That same year, Aka to shiro (Red and White) received the Shōsetsu Subaru New Writers’ Award, bringing her double honors. Her subsequent works have included Hiraishin no natsu (Lightning Rod Summer), about a murder that takes place in a remote country town cut off from the outside; Yadokari onna (Parasite Houseguest), portraying a strange woman who moves in, becomes a parasite, and begins tearing the family apart by setting one member against another; and the young adult mystery series Dorīmudasuto monsutāzu (Dreamdust Monsters), in which a teenager has the ability to visit other people’s dreams.

Books by Riu Kushiki
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    Haunted Campus

    This first book in a well-received series that has produced five volumes as of February 2014 contains five occult mysteries solved by a group of college students. Shinji Yagami is a freshman at Setsuetsu University and belongs to the Occult Interest Grou …

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    On the Day the World Turns Red

    Kai Ogata, 14, all but loses his two cousins to vicious bullying: Shōta Dobashi, 13, is beaten into a coma, and his sister Suzuna, 12, is raped and left emotionally scarred. Thanks to provisions of the Juvenile Law that applies to all offenders under the …

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