Award-winning novelist Akiyuki Nosaka dies at 85

Books Dec 10, 2015

Award-winning novelist Akiyuki Nosaka dies at 85

Novelist and former Upper House lawmaker Akiyuki Nosaka, best known for his award-winning "Grave of the Fireflies," died Wednesday at a hospital in Tokyo due to heart failure, police sources said Thursday. He was 85. Nosaka had been undergoing rehabilitation after a stroke in 2003. After ...