20th century Japanese writer
Shusaku Endo (1923-1996) was born in Tokyo, graduated from Keio University, then studied in Lyon, France. A famous contemporary Japanese writer, he won many major literary awards. In 1982, he was elected to the Japan Arts Academy. He also received honorary doctorates from a number of American universities.
“One of Japan's greatest twentieth-century writers.”
“...one of Japan's greatest 20th-century writers.”
— Publishers Weekly on Shusaku Endo