Aki Shimazaki (born 1954 in Gifu, Japan) is a Canadian novelist and translator. She moved to Canada in 1981, living in Vancouver and Toronto. She has lived in Montreal, where she teaches Japanese and publishes her novels in French, since 1991.
Her second novel, Hamaguri, won the Prix Ringuet in 2000. Her fourth, Wasurenagusa, won the Canada-Japan Literary Prize in 2002. Her fifth, Hotaru, won the 2005 Governor General's Award for French fiction. Her books have been translated in English, Japanese, German, Hungarian and Russian.
- Tsubaki, 1999
- Hamaguri, 2000
- Tsubame, 2001
- Wasurenagusa, 2002
- Hotaru, 2005
- Mitsuba, 2006
- Zakuro, 2008
- Tonbo, 2010
- Tsukushi, 2012
- Yamabuki, 2013
- "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.
- Danielle Laurin (7 February 2009). "Du pur, du vrai Aki Shimazaki". Le Devoir (in French). Retrieved 6 February 2011.
- 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.
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