Kyoichi Katayama

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Kyoichi Katayama (片山 恭一?, Katayama Kyōichi, born January 5, 1959) is a Japanese author.


Katayama was born in the Ehime Prefecture and graduated from Kyushu University. Katayama's first major book was Kehai (Sign). The book won the Bungakkai Newcomers award.

Katayama wrote the book Socrates in Love (also known as Crying Out Love, In the Center of the World).[1] The book was adapted into a manga (illustrated by Kazumi Kazui),[2] a film and a Japanese television drama. Socrates in Love was his first and, as of 2008, only book translated into English.

Katayama's works:


  1. ^ "Doomed romance Japan’s all-time bestseller". Daily Times. May 9, 2004. Retrieved 1 January 2011. 
  2. ^ "Good for a tear or two". The Star Online. Retrieved 1 January 2011.