Akira Yoshimura

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Akira Yoshimura
Native name 吉村 昭
Born (1927-05-01)May 1, 1927
Died July 31, 2006(2006-07-31) (aged 79)
Occupation Writer
Nationality Japanese
Notable works On Parole and Shipwrecks
Notable awards Yomiuri Prize

Akira Yoshimura (吉村 昭, Yoshimura Akira, May 1, 1927; † July 31, 2006) was a prize-winning Japanese writer.

He was the president of the Japanese writers' union and a PEN member. He published over 20 novels, of which On Parole and Shipwrecks are internationally known and have been translated into several languages. In 1984 he received the Yomiuri Prize for his novel Hagoku (破獄, Prison Break) based on the true story of Yoshie Shiratori.

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