Shuichi Yoshida

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Shūichi Yoshida
Born (1968-09-14) 14 September 1968 (age 46)
Nagasaki, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan
Occupation novelist
Nationality Japanese

Shūichi Yoshida (吉田 修一 Yoshida Shūichi?) (born 14 September 1968), is a Japanese novelist.

Biography[edit]

Shūichi Yoshida was born in Nagasaki, and studied Business Administration at Hosei University. He won the Bungakukai Prize for New Writers in 1997 for his story "Saigo no Musuko", and the Akutagawa Prize in 2002 (the fifth time he'd been nominated for the prize) for "Park Life". In 2002 he also won the Yamamoto Shūgorō Prize for Parade, and for winning both literary and popular prizes Yoshida was seen as a crossover writer, like Amy Yamada or Masahiko Shimada. In 2003 he wrote lyrics for the song "Great Escape" on Tomoyasu Hotei's album, 'Doberman'. His 2007 novel, Akunin, won the Osaragi Jiro Prize and the Mainichi Publishing Culture Award, and was recently adapted into an award-winning 2010 film by Lee Sang-il.

Works in English translation[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Japanese Awards
British Award

Bibliography[edit]

Novels[edit]

  • Parēdo (Parade) (パレード?), 2002 (Parade, London: Harvill Secker, 2014)
  • TōKyō Wankei (東京湾景?), 2003
  • Nagasaki Ranraku-Zaka (長崎乱楽坂?), 2004
  • Rando Māku (Landmark) (ランドマーク?), 2004
  • Shichi Gatsu Nijū Yokka Dōri (7月24日通り?), 2004
  • Hinata (ひなた?), 2006
  • Akunin (悪人?), 2007 (Villain, London: Pantheon, 2010)
  • Shizuka na Bakudan (静かな爆弾?), 2008
  • Sayonara Keikoku (さよなら渓谷?), 2008
  • Moto Shokukin (元職員?), 2008
  • Yokomichi Yonosuke (横道世之介?), 2009
  • Heisei Saru Kani Kassenzu (平成猿蟹合戦図?), 2011
  • Taiyō wa Ugokanai (太陽は動かない?), 2012
  • (路(ルウ)?), 2012
  • Ai ni Ranbō (愛に乱暴?), 2013

Short story collections[edit]

  • Saigo no Musuko (最後の息子?), 1999
  • Nettaigyo (熱帯魚?), 2001
  • Pāku Raifu (Park Life) (パーク・ライフ?), 2002
  • Nichiyōbi tachi (日曜日たち?), 2003
  • Haru, Bānīzu de (春、バーニーズで?), 2004
  • Onna tachi wa Ni do Asobu (女たちは二度遊ぶ?), 2006
  • Hatsukoi Onsen (初恋温泉?), 2006
  • Urizun (うりずん?), 2007
  • Ano Sora no Shita de (あの空の下で?), 2008
  • Kyanserusareta Machi no Annai (キャンセルされた街の案内?), 2009
  • Sora no Bōken (空の冒険?), 2010

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