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Medoruma, Shun, 1960-

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    • 目取真俊, 1960-
    • Shun, Medoruma, 1960-
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    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1960
    • Birth Place

        Okinawa (Japan)
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    • found: Suiteki, 1997:t.p. (Medoruma Shun) colophon (b. 1960; 117th Akutagawa-shō winner) jkt. (r.)
    • found: Okinawa war memory, 2013:ECIP t.p. (Medoruma Shun [in rom.]) data view (one of Okinawa's most insightful writers and social critics; author of prize-winning Japanese fiction, editorials, essays)
    • found: English Wikipedia website, viewed Apr. 3, 2017:(Shun Medoruma 目取真俊 (born 1960, Okinawa, Japan) is, along with Ōshiro Tatsuhiro, Sakiyama Tami, and Matayoshi Eiki, one of the most important contemporary writers from Okinawa, Japan. Early in his career he won the 11th Ryukyu Shimpō Short Story Prize in 1983 for "Taiwan Woman: Record of a Fish Shoal" ("Gyogunki"), translated by Shi-Lin Loh in Islands of Protest: Japanese Literature from Okinawa, and the New Okinawan Literature Prize in 1986 for "Walking the Street Named Peace Boulevard" ("Heiwa doori to nazukerareta machi o aruite"). He was awarded the 27th Kyushu Arts Festival Literary Prize and the 117th Akutagawa Prize in 1997 for his short story "A Drop of Water" ("Suiteki"). (Also translated as "Droplets" by Michael Molasky, appearing in the collection of translated stories and poems from Japanese into English titled Southern Exposure: Modern Japanese literature from Okinawa.) In 2000 his short story "Mabuigumi" ("Spirit Stuffing," 1998) won the prestigious Kawabata Yasunari and Kiyama Shōhei literary prizes. Medoruma also wrote the screenplay for the film Fūon: The Crying Wind, which received the Montreal Film Festival Innovation Prize in 2004, and published a novel based on the screenplay the same year)
  • LC Classification

    • PL856.E4
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    • 1998-04-28: new
    • 2017-04-03: revised
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