Award-winning novelist Akiyuki Nosaka dies at 85

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 ...

Apr 19, 2014

Novelist EnJoe given special citation by Philip K. Dick sci-fi award

Novelist Toh EnJoe was awarded a special citation from the administrators of the 2014 Philip K. Dick Award for science fiction published in the United States, his publisher said Saturday. The English translation of EnJoe's 2007 debut work "Self-Reference Engine," published in the United States ...

Crime writer brings Tokyo noir to the world

Jun 26, 2013

Crime writer brings Tokyo noir to the world

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Crime novelist Fuminori Nakamura might be a self-described pessimist with a dark personality, but one thing he's never had to worry about is writer's block. "I'm bursting with story ideas. It's not a talent, it's more like a disease," he told a small gathering through ...