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Modern authors N-S

Name (English) Name (Japanese) Dates Genre
Nagai Kafū 永井 荷風 1879.12.3 - 1957.4.30 fiction, essays
Nagashima Yū 長嶋 有 b. 1972.9.30 fiction
Nagatsuka Takashi 長塚 節 1879.4.3 - 1915.2.8 waka, fiction
Nagayo Yoshirō 長与 善郎 1888.8.6 - 1961.10.29 fiction, drama, criticism
Naitō Meisetsu 内藤 鳴雪 1847.4.15 - 1926.2.20 haiku
Naka Kansuke 中 勘助 1885.5.22 - 1965.5.3 fiction, poetry
Nakagami Kenji 中上 健次 1946.8.2 - 1992.8.12 fiction
Nakahara Chūya 中原 中也 1907.4.29 - 1938.10.22 poetry
Nakajima Atsushi 中島 敦 1909.5.5 - 1942.12.4 fiction
Nakajima Kenzō 中島 健蔵 1903.2.21 - 1979.6.11 criticism
Nakamura Keiu 中村 敬宇 1832.5.26 - 1891.6.1 education
Nakamura Fuminori 中村 文則 b. 1977.9.2 fiction
Nakamura Kenkichi 中村 憲吉 1889.1.25 - 1934.5.5 waka
Nakamura Kusatao 中村 草田男 1901.7.24 - 1983.8.5 haiku
Nakamura Mitsuo 中村 光夫 1911.2.11-1988.7.12 criticism
Nakamura Murao 中村 武羅夫 1886.10.4 - 1949.5.13 editing, fiction, criticism
Nakamura Shin'ichirō 中村 真一郎 1918.3.5 - 1997.12.25 poetry, fiction, criticism
Nakamura Teijo 中村 汀女 1900.4.11 - 1989.9.20 haiku
Nakamura Yūjirō 中村 雄二郎 b. 1925.10.13 criticism, philosophy
Nakano Kōji 中野 孝次 1925.1.1 - 2004.7.16 German literature, criticism, essays
Nakano Shigeharu 中野 重治 1902.1.25 - 1979.8.24 fiction, poetry
Nakano Yoshio 中野 好夫 1903.8.2 - 1985.2.20 scholarship, criticism
Narushima Ryūhoku 成島 柳北 1837.2.16 - 1884.11.30 Chinese poetry, reporting, essays
Natsume Fusanosuke 夏目 房之介 b. 1950.8.18 manga
Natsume Sōseki 夏目 漱石 1867.1.5 - 1916.12.9 fiction, criticism
Nishida Kitarō 西田 幾多郎 1870.5.19 - 1945.6.7 criticism
Nishimura Kenta 西村 賢太 b. 1967.7.12 fiction
Nishimura Yōkichi 西村 陽吉 1892.4.9 - 1959.3.22 waka
Nishiwaki Junzaburō 西脇 順三郎 1894.1.20 - 1982.6.5 poetry
Niwa Fumio 丹羽 文雄 1904.11.22 - 2005.4.20 fiction
Noda Hideki 野田 秀樹 b. 1955.12.20 drama
Nogami Yaeko 野上 弥生子 1885.5.6 - 1985.3.30 fiction
Noma Hiroshi 野間 宏 1915.2.23 - 1991.1.2 fiction
Nozawa Hisashi 野沢 尚 b. 1960.05.07 fiction
Nosaka Akiyuki 野坂 昭如 b. 1930.10.10 fiction
Ōba Minako 大庭 みな子 1930.11.11 - 2007.5.24 fiction
Ochiai Naobumi 落合 直文 1861.12.22 - 1903.12.16 waka
Oda (Niwa) Jun'ichirō 織田 純一郎 1851.5.22 - 1919.2.3 translation, journalism
Oda Makoto 小田 実 1932.6.2 - 2007.7.30 reportage, criticism, fiction
Oda Sakunosuke 織田 作之助 1913.10.26 - 1947.1.10 fiction
Odagiri Hideo 小田切 秀雄 1916.9.20 - 2000.5.24 criticism
Ōe Kenzaburō 大江 健三郎 b. 1935.1.31 fiction
Ogawa Kunio 小川 国夫 1927.12.21 - 2008.4.9 fiction
Ogawa Mimei 小川 未明 1882.4.7 - 1961.5.11 juvenile literature
Ogawa Yōko 小川 洋子 b. 1962.3.30 fiction, essays
Ogiwara Seisensui 萩原 井泉水 1884.6.16 - 1976.5.20 haiku
Ogino Anna 荻野 アンナ b. 1956.11.7 fiction, French literature
Ōhara Tomie 大原 富枝 1912.9.28 - 2000.1.27 fiction
Oka Fumoto 岡 麓 1877.3.3 - 1951.9.7 waka
Okai Takashi 岡井 隆 b. 1928.1.5 waka
Okamatsu Kazuo 岡松 和夫 b. 1931.6.23 - 2012.1.21 fiction
Okamoto Kanoko 岡本 かの子 1889.3.11 - 1939.2.18 fiction, waka
Okamoto Kidō 岡本 綺堂 1872.11.15 - 1939.3.1 drama
Okuizumi Hikaru 奥泉 光 b. 1956.2.6 fiction
Okuno Takeo 奥野 健男 1926.7.25 - 1997.11.26 criticism
Ono Masatsugu 小野 正嗣 b. 1970.11.27 fiction
Ono Tōzaburō 小野 十三郎 1903.7.27 - 1996.10.8 poetry
Onoe Saishū 尾上 柴舟 1876.8 - 1957.1.13 waka
Ōnishi Kyojin 大西 巨人 1919.8.20 - 2014.3.12 fiction, criticism
Onuma Tan 小沼 丹 1918.9.9 - 1996.11.8 fiction
Ōoka Akira 大岡 玲 b. 1958.10.16 fiction, criticism
Ōoka Makoto 大岡 信 b. 1931.2.16 criticism, poetry
Ōoka Shōhei 大岡 昇平 1909.3.6 - 1988.12.25 fiction
Orikuchi Nobuo
(Shaku Chōkū)
折口 信夫
(釈 迢空)
1887.2.11 - 1953.9.3 waka, ethnology
Osada Hiroshi 長田 弘 b. 1939.11.10 poetry, criticism
Osanai Kaoru 小山内 薫 1881.7.26 - 1928.12.25 drama
Osaragi Jirō 大佛 次郎 1897.10.9 - 1973.4.30 fiction
Ōshiro Tatsuhiro 大城 立裕 b. 1925.9.19 fiction
Ōsuga Otsuji 大須賀 乙字 1881.7.29 - 1920.1.20 haiku
Ōta Mizuho 太田 水穂 1876.12.9 - 1955.1.1 waka
Ōta Yōko 大田 洋子 1906.11.18 - 1963.12.10 fiction
Otsuji Katsuhiko
(Akasegawa Genpei)
尾辻 克彦
(赤瀬川 原平)
1937.3.27 - 2014.10.26 fiction
Ozaki Hideki 尾崎 秀樹 1928.11.29 - 1999.9.21 criticism
Ozaki Hōsai 尾崎 放哉 1885.1.20 - 1926.4.7 haiku
Ozaki Kazuo 尾崎 一雄 1899.12.25 - 1983.3.31 fiction
Ozaki Kōyō 尾崎 紅葉 1867.12.16 - 1903.10.30 fiction
Ozaki Shirō 尾崎 士郎 1898.2.5 - 1964.2.19 fiction
Riibi Hideo
(Ian Hideo Levy)
リービ 英雄 b. 1950.11.29 fiction, essays
Ryū Keiichirō 隆 慶一郎 1923.9.30 - 1989.11.4 screenwriting, fiction
Ryūtanji Yū 龍胆寺 雄 1901.4.27 - 1992.6.4 fiction
Sae Shūichi 佐江 衆一 b. 1934.1.19 fiction
Saegusa Kazuko 三枝 和子 1929.3.31 - 2003.4.24 fiction
Saeki Kazumi 佐伯 一麦 b. 1959.7.21 fiction
Sagisawa Megumu 鷺沢 萠 1968.6.20 - 2004.4.11 fiction
Saitō Mokichi 斎藤 茂吉 1882.2.14 - 1953.2.25 waka
Saitō Ryokuu 斎藤 緑雨 1867.12.31 - 1904.4.13 fiction
Saitō Sanki 西東 三鬼 1900.5.15 - 1962.4.1 haiku
Sakagami Hiroshi 坂上 弘 b. 1936.2.13 fiction
Sakaguchi Ango 坂口 安吾 1906.10.20 - 1955.2.17 fiction, criticism
Sakata Hiroo 阪田 寛夫 1925.10.18 - 2005.3.22 fiction, poetry, children's stories
Saki Ryūzō 佐木 隆三 b. 1937.4.14 fiction, nonfiction
Sakuragi Shino 桜木 紫乃 b. 1965.4.19 fiction
Sasaki Kiichi 佐々木 基一 1914.11.30 - 1993.4.25 criticism
Sasaki Nobutsuna 佐佐木 信綱 1872.7.8 - 1963.12.2 waka, philology
Sasaki Yukitsuna 佐佐木 幸綱 b. 1938.10.8 waka
Sasō Akira さそう あきら b. 1961.2.9 manga
Sata Ineko 佐多 稲子 1904.9.25 - 1998.10.12 fiction
Satomi Ton 里見 弴 1888.7.14 - 1983.1.21 fiction
Satō Haruo 佐藤 春夫 1892.4.9 - 1964.5.6 fiction
Satō Makoto 佐藤 信 b. 1943.8.23 drama
Satō Nobuo 佐藤 信夫 1931 - 1993 criticism
Satō Satarō 佐藤 佐太郎 1909.11.13 - 1987.8.8 waka
Satō Yōjirō 佐藤 洋二郎 b. 1949.6.28 fiction
Sawaki Kin'ichi 沢木 欣一 1919.10.6 - 2001.11.5 haiku
Seirai Yūichi 青来 有一 b. 1958.12.13 fiction
Sekine Hiroshi 関根 弘 1920.1.21 - 1994.8.3 poetry
Shiba Ryōtarō 司馬 遼太郎 1923.8.7 - 1996.2.12 fiction, essays
Shibaki Yoshiko 芝木 好子 1914.5.7 - 1991.8.25 fiction
Shibasaki Tomoka 柴崎 友香 b. 1973.10.20 fiction
Shibata Shō 柴田 翔 b. 1935.1.19 fiction, criticism
Shibusawa Tatsuhiko 澁澤 龍 1928.5.8 - 1987.8.5 fiction, criticism
Shiga Naoya 志賀 直哉 1883.2.20 - 1971.10.21 fiction
Shigematsu Kiyoshi 重松 清 b. 1963.3.6 fiction, reportage
Shiina Makoto 椎名 誠 b. 1944.6.4 fiction
Shiina Rinzō 椎名 麟三 1911.10.1 - 1973.3.28 fiction
Shimada Masahiko 島田 雅彦 b. 1961.3.13 fiction
Shimaki Akahiko 島木 赤彦 1876.12.17 - 1926.3.27 waka
Shimaki Kensaku 島木 健作 1903.9.7 - 1945.8.17 fiction
Shimamura Hōgetsu 島村 抱月 1871.1.10 - 1918.11.5 criticism, aesthetics, fiction, translation, drama
Shimamura Toshimasa 島村 利正 1912.3.25 - 1981.11.25 fiction
Shimao Toshio 島尾 敏雄 1917.4.18 - 1986.11.12 fiction
Shimazaki Tōson 島崎 藤村 1872.3.25 - 1943.8.22 poetry, fiction
Shinkawa Kazue 新川 和江 b. 1929.4.22 poetry
Shinoda Hajime 篠田 一士 1927.1.23 - 1989.4.13 criticism
Shinoda Setsuko 篠田 節子 b. 1955.10.23 fiction, essays
Shinpo Yūichi 真保 裕一 b. 1961.5.24 fiction
Shishi Bunroku 獅子 文六 1893.7.1 - 1969.12.13 fiction, drama, stage direction
Shōji Kaoru 庄司 薫 b. 1937.4.19 fiction
Shōno Junzō 庄野 潤三 1921.2.9 - 2009.9.21 fiction
Shōno Yoriko 笙野 頼子 b. 1956.3.16 fiction
Sono Ayako 曾野 綾子 b. 1931.9.17 fiction
Suehiro Tetchō 末広 鉄腸 1849.2.21 - 1896.2.5 fiction
Sugita Hisajo 杉田 久女 1890.5.30 - 1946.1.21 haiku
Sumii Sue 住井 すゑ 1902.1.7 - 1997.6.16 fiction, juvenile fiction
Suzuki Kōji 鈴木 光司 b. 1957.5.13 fiction
Susukida Kyūkin 薄田 泣菫 1877.5.17 - 1945.10.9 poetry
Suwa Tetsushi 諏訪 哲史 b. 1969.10.26 fiction
Suzuki Shirōyasu 鈴木 志郎康 b. 1935.5.19 poetry
Suzuki Takao 鈴木 孝夫 b. 1926.11.9 linguistics

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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.