Koji Suzuki

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Koji Suzuki
BornSuzuki Kōji
(1957-05-13) May 13, 1957 (age 64)
Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, Japan
GenreHorror, thriller, fantasy, science fiction
Notable worksRing
Notable awardsShirley Jackson Award (2012)

Koji Suzuki (鈴木 光司, Suzuki Kōji, born 13 May 1957) is a Japanese writer, who was born in Hamamatsu and lives in Tokyo. Suzuki is the author of the Ring novels, which have been adapted into other formats, including films, manga,[1] TV series and video games. 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


Some of the books listed here are published in the US by Vertical Inc., owned by Kodansha and Dai Nippon Printing.

Ring series[edit]

  • Ring trilogy
  • Short story collection
    • Birthday (1999) [tightly intertwined with the trilogy: almost crucially relevant]
      • "Coffin in the Sky" [details what happened to Mai Takano in Spiral]
      • "Lemon Heart" [prequel to Ring]
      • "Happy Birthday" [a direct epilogue to Loop]
  • New Ring novels
    • S (2012)
    • Tide (2013)
  • Manga series
    • Sadako-san and Sadako-chan (2019)
    • Sadako at the End of the World (2020)

Standalone novels[edit]

  • Paradise (Rakuen) (1990).
  • Promenade of the Gods (Kamigami no Promenade) (2003)
  • Edge (2008)

Short story collections[edit]

  • Death and the Flower (1995)
    • "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)
    • "Floating Water"
    • "Solitary Isle"
    • "The Hold"
    • "Dream Cruise"
    • "Adrift"
    • "Watercolors"
    • "Forest Under the Sea"

Short stories[edit]

  • "Drop" (2009) Printed on three rolls of toilet paper in Japan in Japanese – and in English in 2012.[3]

Films adapted from his works[edit]


  1. ^ Ring Volume 1 TPB
  2. ^ Hobbies found on the back of The Ring, 2002, Koji Suzuki
  3. ^ "Are You Ready to Confront the Most Terrifying Toilet Paper in the World?". Retrieved March 1, 2019.

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