Our Authors

Showcasing Japan's Best Creative Writing
  • Kazufumi Shiraishi

    A deeply thoughtful author who writes about love, life and the human condition and is unique in being the only Japanese author to follow in his father’s footsteps by winning the same major Japanese literary prize.
    Kazufumi Shiraishi Posted by Richard Nathan
  • Randy Taguchi

    Japan’s first major net-author who has transformed herself from an advertising executive into one of Japan’s leading novelists and essayists.
    Randy Taguchi Posted by Richard Nathan
  • Fuminori Nakamura

    The most exciting thriller and crime writer of his generation in Japan whose fast-paced narratives hypnotically blend psychological suspense with literary fiction.
    Fuminori Nakamura Posted by Richard Nathan
  • Mitsuyo Kakuta

    A skillful and prolific author whose works instantly captivate. Her bestselling novel The Eighth Day became one of Japan’s best-known television series that no one dared miss.
    Mitsuyo Kakuta Posted by Richard Nathan
  • Kanji Hanawa

    A former Professor of French literature with an interest in human psychology and complex relationships - whose narratives expose the pressures and challenges of life in Japan.
    Kanji Hanawa Posted by Richard Nathan
  • Takuji Ichikawa

    An author who ignores traditional boundaries, and is impossible to pigeonhole; whose positive and fantastical narratives touch the soul through storytelling that not only 'transforms and heals', but also sells in the millions.
    Takuji Ichikawa Posted by Richard Nathan
  • Soji Shimada

    The master of the postmodern whodunnit who originally wanted to become a painter turned instead to reinventing the art of mystery writing.
    Soji Shimada Posted by Richard Nathan
  • Roger Pulvers

    Helping make Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence, and befriending David Bowie brought him back to Japan and inspired him to become the award-winning and prolific author, playwright, and film director he is today.
    Roger Pulvers Posted by Richard Nathan