Aki Shimazaki

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Aki Shimazaki (born 1954[1] in Gifu, Japan) is a Canadian novelist and translator. She moved to Canada in 1981, living in Vancouver and Toronto.[2] She has lived in Montreal, where she teaches Japanese and publishes her novels in French, since 1991.[1]

Her second novel, Hamaguri, won the Prix Ringuet in 2000.[1] Her fourth, Wasurenagusa, won the Canada-Japan Literary Prize in 2002.[1] Her fifth, Hotaru, won the 2005 Governor General's Award for French fiction.[3] Her books have been translated in English, Japanese, German, Hungarian and Russian.

Novels[edit]

  • Tsubaki, 1999
  • Hamaguri, 2000
  • Tsubame, 2001
  • Wasurenagusa, 2002
  • Hotaru, 2005
  • Mitsuba, 2006
  • Zakuro, 2008
  • Tonbo, 2010
  • Tsukushi, 2012
  • Yamabuki, 2013

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Canada-Japan Literary Awards go to Marie Clements and Aki Shimazaki". News Releases - 2004. Canada Council for the Arts. 1 December 2004. Retrieved 6 February 2011. 
  2. ^ Danielle Laurin (7 February 2009). "Du pur, du vrai Aki Shimazaki". Le Devoir (in French). Retrieved 6 February 2011. 
  3. ^ Frédérique Doyon (17 November 2005). "Littérature - Aki Shimazaki, lauréate du Prix du gouverneur général pour son roman Hotaru". Le Devoir (in French). Retrieved 6 February 2011.