May 13, 1957
Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, Japan
|Genre||Horror, thriller, fantasy, science fiction|
|Notable awards||Shirley 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 currently lives in Tokyo. Suzuki is the author of the Ring novels, which have been adapted into other formats, including films, manga , TV series and video games. He has written several books on the subject of fatherhood. His hobbies include traveling and motorcycling.
Awards and nominations
- Japanese awards
- 1990: Japan Fantasy Novel Award: Paradise
- 1996: Yoshikawa Eiji Prize for New Writers: Spiral
- 1996: Nominee for Naoki Prize: Dark Water
- 1996: Nominee for Izumi Kyōka Prize for Literature: Dark Water
- 1998: Nominee for Japanese SF Award: Loop
- U.S. awards
- Ring trilogy
- Short story collections
- New Ring novels
- Paradise (Rakuen) (1990) Published in English by Vertical, Inc.
- Promenade of the Gods (Kamigami no Promenade) (2003) Published in English by Vertical, Inc.
- Edge (2008) Published in English by Vertical, Inc.
Short story collections
- Death and the Flower (1995) Published in English by Vertical, Inc.
- "Disposable Diapers and a Race Replica"
- "Irregular Breathing"
- "Key West"
- "Beyond the Darkness"
- 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"
- "Forest Under the Sea"
Films adapted from his works
- Ring: The Complete Edition (Ring: Kanzenban) (1995)
- Ring (Ringu) (1998)
- Rasen (Spiral) (1998)
- The Ring Virus (1999)
- Ring 2 (Ringu 2) (1999)
- Ring 0: Birthday (2000)
- Dark Water (2002)
- The Ring (2002)
- Dark Water (2005)
- Rings (short film) (2005)
- The Ring Two (2005)
- Masters of Horror (TV, episode 2.13 Dream Cruise) (2007)
- Sadako 3D (2012)
- Sadako 3D 2 (2013)
- Rings (2017)
- Hobbies found on the back of The Ring, 2002, Koji Suzuki