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Kenzaburo Ōe

Japan (b.1935)

Kenzaburo Oe is a Japanese novelist whose works express the rebellion of his post-World War II generation. He won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1994.
Non fiction
Nobel Prize in Literature Lifetime Achievement winner (1994)
Man Booker International Prize Best Book nominee (2016) : Death by Water

Kenzaburo Ōe recommends
The Old Garden (2009)
Hwang Sok-Yong
"The most powerful voice in fiction in East Asia today."
The Bathing Women (2012)
Tie Ning
"one of the ten best literary works worldwide."

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