|Date of Birth||13 March 1961|
|Place of Birth||Tokyo|
Shimada Masahiko is a famous Japanese writer and he is also an actor. His novels are very interesting. Their themes are satirical and severe, but he writes in a light tone.
He was born in Tokyo in 1961. When he was four years old, he moved to Kawasaki city in Kanagawa. He went to Kawasaki high school. After graduating from high school he went to Tokyo Gaikokugo University, and he learned Russian. When he wrote his first novel "Yasashii Sayoku no tameno Kiyuukyoku", he was 22 years old. He was still a university student. The novel was printed in "Kaien", and was a awarded candidate for the Akutagawa Prize. People said he was the new generation's writer. Later, he was selected as a candidate for the Akutagawa Prize a few times, but he didn't receive it.
In 1984 his novel "Muyuu Okoku no tame no Ongaku" was awarded the Noma Art and Literature Prize for first time writers. In 1992 his novel "Higan Sensei" was awarded the Izumi Kyoka Prize.
His other works are "Boumei Ryokosha ha sakebi tsubuyaku" "Tengoku ga futtekuru" "Yumetsukai" "Boku ha Mozo Ningen" "Donna Anna" "Mikakunin Bikou Buttai" "Wasurerareta Teikoku" "Nairan no Yokan" "Kodomo wo sukue".
References: Shimada Masahiko's Homepage
Reported by: Kunishita Yuji
Data verified by: Shirakawa Ryoji
Date of Report: July 1998
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