Haruto Kō

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Haruto Kō
Native name 耕 治人
Born (1906-08-01)August 1, 1906
Yatsushiro, Kumamoto
Died January 6, 1988(1988-01-06) (aged 81)
Occupation Poet and novelist
Nationality Japanese
Education Meiji Gakuin University
Notable awards 1969 Yomiuri Prize, Ministry of Education's Art Encouragement Prize

Haruto Kō (耕 治人?, Kō Haruto, August 1, 1906 - January 6, 1988) was a noted Japanese poet and novelist.

Kō was born in Yatsushiro, Kumamoto and graduated from the Department of English Literature of Meiji Gakuin University. He was arrested as a political offender during World War II, and after the war started to write I novels. Kō received the 1969 Yomiuri Prize for Ichijō no hikari, as well as the Ministry of Education's Art Encouragement Prize.

English translations[edit]

  • "Black Market Blues", in Murder in Japan: Japanese Stories of Crime and Detection, John L. Apostolou and Martin Harry Greenberg, editors, New York: Dembner Books, 1987. ISBN 978-0-934878-87-6.


  • Japanese Wikipedia article
  • Yoshikazu Kataoka, Introduction to Contemporary Japanese Literature: 1956-1970, Kokusai Bunka Shinkōkai, 1972, page 107.
  • J-Pitch article