by Teru Miyamoto
Teru Miyamoto (1947- ), born in Kobe, Japan, is among the country’s most widely read living authors. His novels have received prestigious literary prizes: Doro No Kawa won the Dazai Osamu Prize, and Hotarugawa was awarded the coveted Akutagawa Prize. Both novels were made into movies, the former receiving the Silver Prize at the Moscow International Film Festival in 1981. Miyamoto has been widely translated into French, Korean, Chinese, and Russian.