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Modern authors A-I

Name (English) Name (Japanese) Dates Genre
Abe Akira 安部 昭 1934.9.22 - 1989.5.19 fiction
Abe Kazushige 阿部 和重 b. 1968.9.23 fiction
Abe Kōbō 安部 公房 1924.3.7 - 1993.1.22 fiction, drama
Abe Ryūtarō 安部 龍太郎 b. 1955.6.20 fiction
Abe Tomoji 阿部 知二 1903.6.26 - 1973.4.23 fiction
Aeba Takao 饗庭 孝男 b. 1930.1.27 criticism
Agawa Hiroyuki 阿川 弘之 b. 1920.12.24 fiction
Aida Mitsuo 相田 みつを 1924.5.20 - 1991.12.17 poetry, calligraphy
Aida Tsunao 会  綱雄 1914.3.17 - 1990.2.22 poetry
Aida Yūji 会田 雄次 1916.3.5 - 1997.9.17 history, criticism
Aizu Yaichi 会津 八一 1881.8.1 - 1956.11.21 waka, calligraphy
Akagawa Jirō 赤川 次郎 b. 1948.2.29 fiction
Akazome Akiko 赤染 晶子 b. 1974 fiction
Akashi Kaijin 明石 海人 1901.7.5 - 1939.6.9 waka
Akiyama Shun 秋山 俊 b. 1930.4.23 criticism
Akutagawa Ryūnosuke 芥川 龍之介 1892.3.1 - 1927.7.24 fiction
Amazawa Taijirō 天沢 退二郎 b. 1936.7.31 poetry
Aono Suekichi 青野 季吉 1890.2.24 - 1961.6.23 criticism
Aono Sō 青野 聡 b. 1943.7.27 fiction
Aoyama Nanae 青山 七恵 b. 1983.1.20 fiction
Ara Masahito 荒 正人 1913.1.1 - 1979.6.9 criticism
Arishima Takeo 有島 武郎 1878.3.4 - 1923.6.9 fiction
Ariyoshi Sawako 有吉 佐和子 1931.1.20 - 1984.8.30 fiction
Asabuki Mariko 朝吹 真理子 b. 1984.12.19 fiction
Asada Akira 浅田 彰 b. 1959.3.23 criticism
Asada Jirō 浅田 次郎 b. 1951.12.13 fiction
Atōda Takashi 阿刀田 高 b. 1935.1.13 fiction
Asai Ryō 朝井 リョウ b. 1989.5.31 fiction
Ayukawa Nobuo 鮎川 信夫 1920.8.23 - 1986.10.17 poetry
Baba Akiko 馬場 あき子 b. 1928.1.28 waka, criticism
Betsuyaku Minoru 別役 実 b. 1937.4.6 drama, criticism
Chikamatsu Shūkō 近松 秋江 1876.5.4 - 1944.4.23 fiction
Daidō Tamaki 大道 珠貴 b. 1966.4.10 fiction
Dan Kazuo 檀 一雄 1912.2.3 - 1976.1.2 fiction
Dazai Osamu 太宰 治 1909.6.19 - 1948.6.13 fiction
Doi (Tsuchii) Bansui 土井 晩翠 1871.12.5 - 1952.10.19 poetry
Edogawa Ranpo 江戸川 乱歩 1894.10.21 - 1965.7.28 fiction
Ekuni Kaori 江國 香織 b. 1964.3.21 fiction, juvenile fiction, essays
Enchi Fumiko 円地 文子 1905.10.2 - 1986.11.14 fiction, drama
Endō Shūsaku 遠藤 周作 1923.3.27 - 1996.9.29 fiction
Enjō Tō 円城 塔 1972.9.15 fiction
Etō Jun 江藤 淳 1932.12.25 - 1999.7.21 criticism
Fujino Chiyo 藤野 千夜 b. 1962.2.27 fiction
Fujino Kaori 藤野 可織 b. 1980.2.14 fiction
Fujisawa Shū 藤沢 周 b. 1959.1.10 fiction
Fukazawa Shichirō 深沢 七郎 1914.1.29 - 1987.8.18 fiction
Fukuda Tsuneari 福田 恆存 1912.8.25 - 1994.11.20 criticism, drama
Fukunaga Takehiko 福永 武彦 1918.3.19 - 1979.8.13 fiction, poetry
Fukuzawa Yukichi 福沢 諭吉 1834.12.12 - 1901.2.3 philosophy, education, criticism
Funahashi Seiichi 船橋 聖一 1904.12.25 - 1976.1.13 fiction, drama
Furuyama Komao 古山 高麗雄 1920.8.6 - 2002.3.14 fiction
Futabatei Shimei 二葉亭 四迷 1864.2.3 - 1909.5.10 fiction, translation
Gen Getsu 玄 月 b. 1965.2.10 fiction
Gen'yū Sōkyū 玄侑 宗久 b. 1956.4.28 fiction
Gomi Yasusuke 五味 康祐 1921.12.20 - 1980.4.1 fiction
Gomikawa Junpei 五味川 純平 1916.3.15 - 1995.3.8 fiction
Gotō Meisei 後藤 明生 1932.4.4 - 1999.8.2 fiction
Hagiwara Sakutarō 萩原 朔太郎 1886.11.1 - 1942.5.11 poetry, criticism
Hanada Kiyoteru 花田 清輝 1909.3.29 - 1974.9.23 criticism
Hanamura Mangetsu 花村 萬月 b. 1955.2.5 fiction
Haniya Yutaka 埴谷 雄高 1910.1.1 - 1997.2.19 fiction, criticism
Hara Tamiki 原 民喜 1905.11.15 - 1951.3.13 poetry, fiction
Hasegawa Ryūsei 長谷川 龍生 b. 1928.6.19 poetry
Hashida Sugako 橋田 寿賀子 b. 1925.5.10 screenwriting
Hashikawa Bunzō 橋川 文三 1922.1.1 - 1983.12.17 criticism
Hashimoto Takako 橋本 多佳子 1899.1.15 - 1963.5.29 haiku
Hasumi Shigehiko 蓮実 重彦 b. 1936.4.29 criticism
Hayama Yoshiki 葉山 嘉樹 1894.3.12 - 1945.10.18 fiction
Hayashi Fumiko 林 芙美子 1903.12.31 - 1951.6.28 fiction
Hayashi Fusao 林 房雄 1903.5.30 - 1975.10.9 fiction
Hayashi Kyōko 林 京子 1930.8.28 - 2017.2.19 fiction
Hayashi Tatsuo 林 達夫 1896.11.20 - 1984.4.25 criticism, history
Higashino Keigo 東野 圭吾 b. 1958.2.4 fiction
Higuchi Ichiyō 樋口 一葉 1872.5.2 - 1896.11.25 fiction
Hidaka Toshitaka 日高 敏隆 1930.2.26 - 2009.11.14 criticism
Hijikata Yoshi 土方 与志 1898.4.16 - 1959.6.4 drama
Hikari Agata 日刈 あがた 1943.1.25 - 1992.9.6 fiction
Hinatsu Kōnosuke 日夏 耿之介 1890.2.22 - 1971.6.13 poetry
Hino Ashihei 日野 葦平 1907.1.25 - 1960.1.24 fiction
Hino Keizō 日野 啓三 1929.6.14 - 2002.10.14 fiction
Hirabayashi Taiko 平林 泰子 1905.10.3 - 1972.2.17 fiction
Hirano Keiichirō 平野 啓一郎 b. 1975.6.22 fiction
Hirano Ken 平野 謙 1907.10.30 - 1978.4.3 criticism
Hirato Renkichi 平戸 廉吉 1893.12.9 - 1922.7.20 poetry
Hirotsu Ryūrō 広津 柳浪 1861.6.8 - 1928.10.15 fiction
Honda Shūgo 本田 秋五 1908.9.22 - 2001.1.13 criticism
Hori Tatsuo 堀 辰雄 1904.12.28 - 1953.5.28 fiction
Horie Toshiyuki 堀江 敏幸 b. 1964.1.3 fiction
Horiguchi Daigaku 堀口 大学 1892.1.8 - 1981.3.15 poetry
Hotta Yoshie 堀田 善衛 1918.7.17 - 1998.9.5 fiction
Hōjō Tamio 北条 民雄 1914.9.22 - 1937.12.5 fiction
I Feson (Ri Kaisei) 李 恢成 b. 1935.2.26 fiction
I Yanji (Tanaka Yoshie) 李 良枝
(田中 淑枝)
1955.3.15 - 1992.5.22 fiction
Ibaragi Noriko 茨木 のり子 1926.6.12 - 2006.2.17 poetry
Ibuse Masuji 井伏 鱒二 1897.2.15 - 1993.7.10 fiction
Iida Dakotsu 飯田 蛇笏 1885.4.26 - 1962.10.3 haiku
Ijūin Shizuka 伊集院 静 b. 1950.2.9 fiction
Ikegami Yoshihiko 池上 嘉彦 b. 1934.2.6 criticism
Ikemiya Shōichirō 池宮 彰一郎 1923.5.16 - 2007.5.6 fiction, screenplays
Ikezawa Natsuki 池澤 夏樹 b. 1945.7.7 fiction
Ikuta Chōkō 生田 長江 1882.4.21 - 1936.11.1 criticism, fiction, drama, translation
Inagaki Taruho 稲垣 足穂 1900.12.26 - 1977.10.25 fiction
Inoue Hisashi 井上 ひさし 1934.11.17 - 2010.4.9 fiction, drama
Inoue Mitsuharu 井上 光晴 1926.5.15 - 1992.5.30 fiction
Inoue Tomoichirō 井上 友一郎 1909.3.15 - 1997.7.1 fiction
Inoue Yasushi 井上 靖 1907.5.6 -1991.1.29 fiction, poetry
Irisawa Yasuo 入沢 康夫 b. 1931.11.3 poetry
Irokawa Takehiro
(Asada Tetsuya)
色川 武大
阿佐田 哲也)
1929.3.28 - 1989.4.10 fiction
Isawa Taka 石和 鷹 1933.11.6 - 1997.4.22 fiction
Ishibashi Ningetsu 石橋 忍月 1865.9.1 - 1926.2.1 criticism
Ishida Hakyō 石田 波郷 1913.3.18 - 1969.11.21 haiku
Ishigaki Rin 石垣 りん 1920.2.21 - 2004.12.26 poetry
Ishihara Atsushi 石原 純 1881.1.15 - 1947.1.19 waka
Ishihara Shintarō 石原 慎太郎 b. 1932.9.30 fiction
Ishikawa Jun 石川 淳 1899.3.7 - 1987.12.29 fiction
Ishikawa Takuboku 石川 啄木 1886.2.20 - 1912.4.13 poetry, waka
Ishikawa Tatsuzō 石川 達三 1905.7.2 - 1985.1.31 fiction
Ishimure Michiko 石牟礼 道子 b. 1927.3.11 criticism
Ishizaka Yōjirō 石坂 洋次郎 1900.7.25 - 1986.10.7 fiction
Isozaki Ken'ichirō 磯崎 憲一郎 b. 1968.2.28 fiction
Isoda Kōichi 磯田 光一 1931.1.18 - 1987.2.5 criticism
Isshiki Jirō 一色 次郎 1916.5.1 - 1988.5.25 fiction
Itō Sachio 伊藤 左千夫 1864.8.18 - 1913.7.30 waka, fiction
Itō Sei 伊藤 整 1905.1.16 - 1969.11.15 fiction, criticism
Itō Shizuo 伊藤 静雄 1906.12.10 - 1953.3.12 poetry
Itō Takami 伊藤 たかみ 1971.4.5 fiction
Itō Keiichi 伊藤 桂一 b. 1917.8.23 fiction, poetry
Itoyama Akiko 絲山 秋子 b. 1966.11.22 fiction
Itsuki Hiroyuki 五木 寛之 b. 1932.9.30 fiction, essays
Iwahashi Kunie 岩橋 邦枝 1934.10.10 - 2014.6.11 fiction, biography
Iwano Hōmei 岩野 泡鳴 1873.1.20 - 1920.5.9 poetry, fiction, criticism
Iwaya Sazanami 巌谷 小波 1870.7.4 - 1933.9.5 fiction, juvenile fiction, haiku
Izumi Kyōka 泉 鏡花 1876.6.11 - 1939.9.7 fiction, drama

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Use the button menu to display tables with the names of premodern or modern Japanese writers in both English and Japanese. Also included are the author's dates and the main genre or genres in which he or she worked. Note that these lists follow the usual Japanese practice of giving the surname first. As a convenience, spaces have been added to the Japanese versions of the names to indicate the break between first and last names; normally these spaces would not appear.

Dates of birth and death are based on the calendar in effect at the time: the lunar calendar until the second day of the Twelfth Month (nominally December) of 1872, and the Gregorian calendar beginning from January 1, 1873 (the dates from December 3 to December 31, 1872, do not exist in Japanese history). Authors who were born or died around the time of the Meiji Restoration may be given dates based on either or both of these calendars, depending on the source (Sōseki is a good example, and writers like Ozaki Kōyō and Saitō Ryokuu will even be given different years of birth). Much of the information has been checked in multiple sources (where they conflict and I have been unable to determine which is correct, I have usually given precedence to the Shinchō Nihon-bungaku jiten). However, some mistakes may remain and corrections will be gratefully received.