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Kazushi Hosaka
After graduating from university, Kazushi Hosaka (1956-) worked for a major department store. Plainsong is Hosaka's debut novel. Aside from his well-known love of cats, as seen in Plainsong, he is also fond of shogi (Japanese chess) and has written a book analyzing one of the premier players of the game.
1993 Noma Literary Prize for New Writers, for Kusa no ue no choshoku (Breakfast on the Grass)
1995 Akutagawa Prize, for Kono hito no iki (The Area of the Person)
1997 Tanizaki Jun'ichiro Prize, and Hirabayashi Taiko Prize, for Kisetsu no kioku (Memories of the Seasons)