Natsuo Kirino


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in Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan
October 07, 1951

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NATSUO KIRINO, 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 scheduling and o
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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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October 2015 New School Classics Group Read

1934, Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers, 209 pages
 
  26 votes, 18.8%

1982, Schindler's List by Thomas Keneally, 429 pages
 
  24 votes, 17.4%

1981, Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie, 647 pages
 
  17 votes, 12.3%

 
  9 votes, 6.5%

 
  9 votes, 6.5%

1931, The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck, 418 pages
 
  9 votes, 6.5%

1958, Our Man in Havana by Graham Greene, 220 pages
 
  8 votes, 5.8%

1997, American Pastoral by Philip Roth, 432 pages
 
  7 votes, 5.1%

1971, Maurice by E.M. Forster, 256 pages
 
  6 votes, 4.3%

1939, Johnny Got His Gun by Dalton Trumbo, 243 pages
 
  5 votes, 3.6%

1997, Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier, 449 pages
 
  3 votes, 2.2%

 
  3 votes, 2.2%

1972, Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino, 165 pages
 
  3 votes, 2.2%

 
  3 votes, 2.2%

 
  3 votes, 2.2%

1905, The Petty Demon by Fyodor Sologub, 352 pages
 
  2 votes, 1.4%

1963, Hopscotch by Julio Cortázar, 564 pages
 
  1 vote, 0.7%

1997, Out by Natsuo Kirino, 400 pages
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

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