Teru Miyamoto

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.


Fiction by Teru Miyamoto

Life, death, karma–these interwoven themes form the heart of this lyrical novel in letters, Kinshu: Autumn Brocade, the first work to be published in the U.S. by Teru Miyamoto, one of Japan’s most popular literary writers. The word kinshu has many connotations in Japanese–brocade, poetic writing, the brilliance of autumn leaves–and resonates here as a vibrant metaphor for the complex, intimate relationship between Aki and Yasuaki. Ten years after a dramatic divorce, they meet by chance at a mountain resort.…
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Miyamoto, a prize-winning author in Japan, writes with an unfaltering, quiet authority… Kinshu is finally available to the English-speaking world. We’re fortunate to have it.

San Francisco Chronicle
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