Famous People in Japan

Murakami Ryu

Date of Birth 19 Feb. 1952
Place of Birth Nagasaki

Murakami Ryu is famous Japanese novelist.

During his high school days, he experienced a campus riot. After he dropped out the Musashino University of Art, he began to write some novels. In 1976, he got Gunzou Literature Prize and Akutagawa Prize with his work "Kagirinaku Toumeini Chikai Blue".

This book result in the best seller, and so he directed and filmized this story.

His other works are "Coinlocker Babies", "69", "Topers", "American Dreams", and "New York City Marathon".

He writes novels focusing on the problem of force.

See Michael Glazer's site, http://www.prolynx.com/hedonism/ for comprehensive information on Murakami Ryu.

References: "Sakka Shousetsuka Jinmei Jiten", p577
Reported by: Hisako Kinoshita
Data verified by: Asuka Shimura
Date of Report: January 1998

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