J-Lit Giants

JiJThis is a series of brief biographies of famous Japanese writers, telling you who’s who in J-Lit and what you should be reading!  Feel free to leave a comment if you would like to add a J-Lit Giant of your own 🙂

Click on the link below to go to the bio – unless stated, all posts are by Tony of Tony’s Reading List.


1) Natsume Soseki

2) Yukio Mishima
3) Ryuichi Tamura (by Gary of The Parrish Lantern)
4) Jun’ichiro Tanizaki
5) Osamu Dazai (by Patrick of my so-called research)
6) Kobo Abe (by Gary of The Parrish Lantern)
7) Haruki Murakami
8) Yoko Ogawa
9) Shūsaku Endō (by Matt of A Novel Approach)
10) Yasunari Kawabata
11) Kenzaburo Oe
12) Banana Yoshimoto
13) Ryū Murakami
14) Yoriko Shōno (by Morgan Giles of all wrongs reversed)
15) Fumiko Enchi (by Carola of brilliant years)
16) Mori Ogai (by Louis Bravos)
17) Keigo Higashino (by Kim of Reading Matters)

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