Tomoka Shibasaki

Tomoka Shibasaki

Novelist

Biography

Tomoka Shibasaki was born in 1973 in Osaka and studied human geography as her major in university. She began writing fiction while still in high school. After graduating from university, she took an office job but continued writing, and was shortlisted for the Bungei Prize in 1998. Her first book, A Day on the Planet, was turned into a hit movie. Spring Garden, which won the prestigious Akutagawa Prize in 2014, has been translated into eight languages, including English. Her novel Asako I & II was made into a film in 2018.

柴崎友香於1973年在大阪出生,大學專業為人文地理學。她在高中時期就已經開始寫作小說。大學畢業後,她仍一邊工作一邊寫作。1998年,她的作品入圍野間文藝獎。她的第一本書《日出前向青春告別》被改編成一部轟動一時的電影,而她的《春之庭園》在2014年贏得了著名的芥川龍之介獎,亦被翻譯成八種語言。2018年,她的小說《夜以繼日》被拍成電影。

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