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Contemporary Japanese Writers (70)

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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Kazushige Abe

Kazushige Abe 阿部和重

Kazushige Abe  (1968–) is a graduate of the Japan Academy of Moving Images. He took up novel writing after learning how to craft film scenarios and write film criticism. In 1994 his debut novella, … Details

Hiroshi Abe

Hiroshi Abe あべ弘士

Hiroshi Abe  (1948–) was born in Asahikawa, Hokkaido, where he worked as a zookeeper from 1972 to 1995 before becoming a freelance children's book author. His drawings depict subtle nuances of expression and movement … Details

  • Hiroshi Abe

    Hiroshi Abe あべ弘士

    Hiroshi Abe (1948–) was born in Asahikawa, Hokkaido, where he worked as a zookeeper from 1972 to 1995 before becoming a freelance children's book author. His drawings depict subtle nuances of expression and … Details

  • Tetsuya Abe

    Tetsuya Abe 安部徹也

    Tetsuya Abe (1967–) graduated from Kyushu University with a degree in economics and started his working career at what is now the Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation. In 2000 he resigned from the bank … Details