Authors

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  • Mariko Asabuki

    Mariko Asabuki 朝吹真理子

    Mariko Asabuki  (1984–) published her first work, Ryuseki (Traces of Flow), in a literary magazine in 2009. In 2010 the novella was chosen by author Toshiyuki Horie for the Bunkamura Deux Magots Literary Prize. … Details

  • Jirō Asada

    Jirō Asada 浅田次郎

    Jirō Asada  (1951–) joined Japan's Self-Defense Forces upon graduating from high school, professedly to find out why famed author Yukio Mishima had committed suicide. After his discharge, he sold women's apparel while writing on … Details

  • Mitsufumi Asagure

    Mitsufumi Asagure 浅暮三文

    Mitsufumi Asagure  (1959–) uses a self-deprecating pen name derived from the term sanmonbunshi ("two-bit scribbler"), so it's no surprise to find that he's something of a rebel. Described by one literary critic as "the … Details

  • Yoko Asahina

    Yoko Asahina 朝比奈蓉子

    Yoko Asahina was born in Fukuoka Prefecture and graduated from Chikushi Jogakuen College. After working at a desk job and as an instructor for the Fukuoka Swimming Association, she began attending a reading group run … Details

  • Ryō Asai

    Ryō Asai 朝井リョウ

    Ryō Asai (1989–) began creating picture books at the age of six and writing stories while still in grade school; soon he was submitting manuscripts to new-writer contests as he dreamed of publishing … Details

  • Motoaki Asai

    Motoaki Asai 浅井元朗

    Motoaki Asai (1966–) , D.Agr., was born in Iwate Prefecture and received his doctorate from the Kyoto University Graduate School of Agriculture. He is a lead researcher at the National Agriculture and Food Research … Details

  • Kōki Asakawa

    Kōki Asakawa 浅川公紀

    Kōki Asakawa (1944–) was born in Yamanashi Prefecture and educated at Waseda University, where he completed a master’s degree in International Political Science. He taught at Tsukuba Gakuin University before joining the Musashino … Details

  • Kasumi Asakura

    Kasumi Asakura 朝倉かすみ

    Kasumi Asakura  (1960–) didn't try her hand at fiction until she was 30, and apparently only at the urging of a friend. Before this, she had been a reader of somewhat unusual habits, spending … Details

  • Atsuko Asano

    Atsuko Asano あさのあつこ

    Atsuko Asano (1954–) is a native and resident of Okayama Prefecture. She graduated from Aoyama Gakuin University in Tokyo and worked as a substitute teacher in Okayama City before making her debut as … Details

  • Risako Asano

    Risako Asano 浅野里沙子

    Risako Asano was born in Tokyo. She made her literary debut in 2009 with the period novel Rokudō Sabaki no Ryū: Yami no shiokinin burai hikae (The Dragon of the Six-Realms Posse: A Record of … Details

  • Yūki Asato

    Yūki Asato 安里有生

    Yūki Asato (2007–) was born in Okinawa. His family relocated to Yonaguni Island when he was four. In 2013, as a first-grader at Kurabu Elementary School there, he submitted a poem to a … Details

  • Chisa Asukai

    Chisa Asukai 飛鳥井千砂

    Chisa Asukai (1979–) was born in Aichi Prefecture and graduated from Aichi Shukutoku University with a degree in Japanese literature. She made her literary debut when she won the Shosetsu Subaru New Writers’ … Details

  • Tomohide Atsumi

    Tomohide Atsumi 渥美公秀

    Tomohide Atsumi (1961–) was born in Osaka Prefecture. He is a professor in the Graduate School of Human Sciences at Osaka University. He lived in Nishinomiya (between Kobe and Osaka) at the time … Details

  • Naoko Awa

    Naoko Awa 安房直子

    Naoko Awa  (1943–1993) was born in Tokyo and graduated from Japan Women's University with a degree in Japanese literature. She got her start in creative writing as a student under the tutelage of faculty … Details

  • Tsumao Awasaka

    Tsumao Awasaka 泡坂妻夫

    Tsumao Awasaka  (1933–2009) , whose pen name is an anagram of his real name, Masao Atsukawa, stands out as a distinctive presence among Japan's mystery writers. The Atsukawa family was in the trade of drawing … Details

  • Ayasakai

    Ayasakai Ayasakai

    Ayasakai lives in Tokyo with her husband, her sons Tasuku and Setsu, and the French bulldog Moo. In 2011 she began posting her photos of Tasuku and Moo to the photo-sharing site Instagram, and they promptly … Details

  • Yukito Ayatsuji

    Yukito Ayatsuji 綾辻行人

    Yukito Ayatsuji (1960–) has a reputation among mystery writers for his particularly tricky, yet logically sound puzzlers of the kind known as honkaku (“orthodox”) mysteries in Japan. At Kyoto University he polished his … Details

  • Satoshi Azuchi

    Satoshi Azuchi  (1937–) was born in Tokyo. After graduating from the University of Tokyo's Faculty of Law, he joined the major trading firm Sumitomo Corporation. In 1970 he was sent to work at the … Details

  • Naomi Azuma

    Naomi Azuma 東直己

    Naomi Azuma  (1956–) was born in Sapporo. He dropped out of Hokkaido University, where he majored in philosophy, and worked in construction, bill posting, and as an editor of small local magazines until 1992, … Details

  • Hiroki Azuma

    Hiroki Azuma 東浩紀

    Hiroki Azuma  (1971–) majored in modern philosophy and social information theory at Tokyo University. He made his debut as a critic while still a student when his critique of Solzhenitsyn was published in a … Details