May 13, 1957
|Genre||Horror, thriller, fantasy, science fiction|
|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. He has written several books on the subject of fatherhood. His hobbies include traveling and motorcycling. He is currently on the selection committee for the Japan Fantasy Novel Award.
His recent novel Edge puts the main theme on Feynman point.
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)
- Koji Suzuki at the Internet Movie Database
- Entry in the Encyclopedia of Science Fiction
- J'Lit | Authors : Koji Suzuki | Books from Japan (English)
- Hobbies found on the back of The Ring, 2002, Koji Suzuki