Koji Suzuki

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Koji Suzuki
Born Suzuki Kōji
(1957-05-13) May 13, 1957 (age 59)
Hamamatsu, Japan
Occupation Writer
Language Japanese
Nationality Japanese
Period 1990–present
Genre Horror, thriller, fantasy, science fiction
Notable works Ring
Notable awards Shirley Jackson Award (2012)

Koji Suzuki (鈴木光司 Suzuki Kōji; born May 13, 1957) is a Japanese writer, who was born in Hamamatsu and currently lives in Tokyo. Suzuki is the author of the Ring novels, which has been adapted into a manga series.[1] He has written several books on the subject of fatherhood. His hobbies include traveling and motorcycling.[2]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Japanese awards
U.S. awards


Ring series[edit]

Standalone novels[edit]

Short story collections[edit]

  • Death and the Flower (1995) Published in English by Vertical, Inc.
    • "Disposable Diapers and a Race Replica"
    • "Irregular Breathing"
    • "Key West"
    • "Beyond the Darkness"
    • "Embrace"
    • "Avidya"
  • Dark Water (Honogurai mizu no soko kara) (1996) (includes an original framing story) Published in English by Vertical, Inc.
    • "Floating Water"
    • "Solitary Isle"
    • "The Hold"
    • "Dream Cruise"
    • "Adrift"
    • "Watercolors"
    • "Forest Under the Sea"

Short stories[edit]

Films adapted from his works[edit]



  1. ^ http://www.darkhorse.com/Books/12-869/Ring-Volume-1-TPB
  2. ^ Hobbies found on the back of The Ring, 2002, Koji Suzuki
  3. ^ www.booksfromjapan.jp