Authors

Awards

Akutagawa Prize (1958)
Shinchosha Literary Prize (1964)
Jun’ichirō Tanizaki Prize (1967)
Jiro Osaragi Prize (1983)
Noma Prize (1973)
Nobel Prize in Literature (1994)
Order of Culture (1994) (refused)

Praise

“Kenzaburo Oe is a writer who with poetic force creates an imagined world where life and myth condense to form a disconcerting picture of the human predicament today.” —from the Swedish Academy’s Nobel Citation

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