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Koushun Takami

Japan (b.1969)

Koushun Takami is best-known as the author of the novel Battle Royale, originally published in Japanese, and later translated into English by Yuji Oniki. Battle Royale was rejected in the final round of the literary competition for which it was written owing to its controversial content. It become a bestseller when finally released in 1999 and, a year later, became a manga series and a feature film.