July 27, 1943 |
|Notable works||"Gusha no yoru"
Haha yo (O Mother)
|Notable awards||1979 Akutagawa Prize for "Gusha no yoru"
1991 Yomiuri Prize for Haha yo (O Mother)
Aono was born in Tokyo and studied literature at Waseda University but left the university early to travel. After visiting Europe and Northern Africa, he returned to Japan in 1971, publishing his first work in the Waseda literary magazine. From 1972 to 1977 he travelled through Europe again.
Aono has translated works by Charles Bukowski into Japanese.
- 1979 - Akutagawa Prize for "Gusha no yoru" (Night of the Fools).
- 1998 - Minister of Education Award for "Art for Ningen no itonami" (Human Conduct).
- 1991 - Yomiuri Literary Prize for Haha yo (O Mother).
- Virtual Writing University Interview (audio 28 minutes)
- So Aono at J'Lit Books from Japan
- Synopsis of O Mother (Haha yo) at JLPP (Japanese Literature Publishing Project)
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