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Anna Ogino

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Anna Ogino

Anna Ogino(Japanese 荻野 アンナ, Ogino Anna, real name: Anna Gaillard; born November 7, 1956 in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture) is a Japanese writer.

Ogino studied at the University of Paris-Sorbonne and completed doctoral studies on French Renaissance literature François Rabelais in Keiō University, where she is employed as an assistant.

After several nominations, Ogino received the Akutagawa Prize in 1991 for Seoi mizu. In the same year, he wrote the novel Buruyūgeru tonda, inspired by the paintings of Hieronymus Bosch and Pieter Brueghel. In the essay-novel Watakushi no aidokusho (1991), Ogino explored the works of famous authors such as Akutagawa Ryūnosuke, Shiga Naoya, Kawabata Yasunari, Yokomitsu Riichi, and Dazai Osamu. He was awarded the Itō Sei Literary Prize in 1998. In 2001, Ogino received the Yomiuri Prize for Literature for Horafuki-Anri no bōken.

Works (selection)

  • 1989 Uchi no okan ga ocha o nomu(背負い水)
  • 1989 Doa o shimeruna(ドアを閉めるな)
  • 1990 Supein no shiro(スペインの城)
  • 1990 Sabumisshon
  • 1990 Yūkitai, Tales(遊機体)
  • 1991 Seoi mizu(背負い水)
  • 1991 Buruyūgeru tonda(ブリューゲル、飛んだ)
  • 1991 Watakushi no aidokusho(私の愛毒書)
  • 1992 Kojiki gaiden(コジキ外伝水)
  • 2001 Horafuki-Anri no bōken(ホラ吹きアンリの冒険)

Source

  • Sachiko Shibata Schierbeck, Marlene R. Edelstein: Japanese Women Novelists in the 20th Century: 104 Biographies, 1900-1993. Museum Tusculanum Press, 1994, ISBN 87-7289-268-4, pp. 330-331 (limited preview in Google Book Search).