Ichi Sawamura

Ichi Sawamura 澤村伊智

Ichi Sawamura (1979–) was born in Osaka and became a fan of ghost stories and tales of horror at a young age. After graduating from college, he worked for a publishing house and then as a freelance writer before winning the 2015 Japan Horror Story Grand Prize and making his literary debut with the novel Bogiwan ga, kuru (Bogiwan Is Coming). In 2017 his Zūnome ningyō (Zūnome Doll) was shortlisted for the Yamamoto Shūgorō Prize. Other titles include Kyōfu shōsetsu: Kirika (Scary Story: Kirika) and Shishiriba no ie (The House of Shishiriba).

Books by Ichi Sawamura
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    Zūnome Doll

    An absurd, made-up story that should never have risen above urban legend status “comes true” in the “real world” of the novel as the eponymous doll kills those who fall under its curse one after another. Following in the footsteps of Kōji Suzuki …