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"
- "Drop" (2009) Printed on three rolls of toilet paper in Japan in Japanese – and in English in 2012. English-language translation by mitsukokawai (excluded from the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine).
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)
- Hikiko-san vs Sadako (2015)
- Bunshinsaba vs Sadako (2016) trailer and review
- Sadako vs. Kayako (2016)
- Rings (2017)
- Hobbies found on the back of The Ring, 2002, Koji Suzuki