Translation Works
To Japanese
So Aono
So Aono (1943-) was born in Tokyo. He studied literature at Waseda University but withdrew before graduating and went traveling in 1966 to Europe and Northern Africa. He returned to Japan in 1971, publishing his first work that year. After spending another five years in Europe from 1972 to 1977, he came back to Japan once again and began building a name for himself by producing a steady stream of literary and critical writings.
He has translated works by Charles Bukowski into Japanese. Still active as a writer and critic, he also teaches at Tama Art University.
1979 Akutagawa Prize, for Gusha no yoru (Night of the Fools)
1998 Ministry of Education and Science Award, for Ningen no itonami (Human Conduct)
1992 Yomiuri Literary Prize, for O Mother