Natsuo Kirino


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in Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan
October 07, 1951

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NATSUO KIRINO (桐野夏生), born in 1951 in Kanazawa (Ishikawa Prefecture) was an active and spirited child brought up between her two brothers, one being six years older and the other five years younger than her. Kirino's father, being an architect, took the family to many cities, and Kirino spent her youth in Sendai, Sapporo, and finally settled in Tokyo when she was fourteen, which is where she has been residing since. Kirino showed glimpses of her talent as a writer in her early stages-- she was a child with great deal of curiosity, and also a child who could completely immerse herself in her own unique world of imagination.

After completing her law degree, Kirino worked in various fields before becoming a fictional writer; including schedulin
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“It wasn't so much that I was afraid of the place itself, but I was afraid of the creatures who masqueraded as people.”
Natsuo Kirino, Real World

“For a girl, appearance can be a powerful form of oppression. No matter how intelligent a girl may be, no matter her many talents, these attributes are not easily discerned. Brains and talent will never stand up against a girl who is clearly physically attractive.”
Natsuo Kirino, Grotesque

“In order to induce the process of decay, water is necessary. I think that, in the case of women, men are the water.”
Natsuo Kirino, Grotesque

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Okay, looks like horror is our genre for July! I'm kind of glad since I'm doing a lot of serious reading this summer. I'll try not to pick really horrific (i.e. gory, etc.) titles, for the sake of those of you who are more lighthearted. This poll will be open until Saturday, June 13.

 
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Grotesque Grotesque by Natsuo Kirino Natsuo Kirino
 
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