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AUTHOR
Hisashi Inoue
 
Hisashi Inoue (1934-2010) had written a number of scripts, including those for the popular puppet-adventure show Hyokkori hyotan-jima (Bottle-gourd Island), which aired on NHK between 1964-1969. He then attracted attention with a number of satiric comic plays. His first novel, Tegusari shinju (Handcuffed Double Suicide), a parody on the classical theme of double suicide, was published in 1970. Almost all his novels, including Tokyo Seven Roses, are informed by a cutting wit. He wrote for his own theatrical troupe, Komatsuza, and served as president of the Japan P.E.N. Club from 2003-2007.
AWARDS
1972 Kishida Kunio Stage Drama Award, and Minister of Education Award for New Artists, for the play Dogen no boken (Dogen's Adventures)
1972 Naoki Prize, for Tegusari shinju
1981 Japan SF Grand Prize, for Kirikirijin (Kirikiri People)
1982 Seiun Prize, also for Kirikirijin
1991 Tanizaki Jun'ichiro Prize, for Shanghai Moon
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2018 International Translation Forum on Contemporary Japanese LiteratureJLPP Translation Workshop 2018