Shion Miura



Shion Miura (1976–) , daughter of a well-known Japanese classics scholar, acquired her love of reading at a very young age. When, as a senior in the Faculty of Letters at Waseda University, she began her job hunt looking for an editorial position, a literary agent recognized her writing talent and hired her to begin writing an online book review column even before she graduated. Miura made her fiction debut a year after finishing college, in 2000, when she published the novel Kakuto suru mono ni maru (A Passing Grade for Those Who Fight), based in part on her own experiences during the job hunt. When she won the Naoki Prize in 2006 for her linked-story collection Mahoro ekimae Tada Benriken (The Handymen in Mahoro Town), she had not yet rea ...more

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The Great Passage

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3.76 avg rating — 4,820 ratings — published 2011 — 17 editions
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哪啊哪啊~神去村

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4.16 avg rating — 113 ratings — published 2009 — 5 editions
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風が強く吹いている [Kaze ga tsuyoku ...

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4.28 avg rating — 133 ratings — published 2006 — 7 editions
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まほろ駅前多田便利軒 [Mahoro ekimae T...

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4.02 avg rating — 59 ratings — published 2006 — 6 editions
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哪啊哪啊神去村夜話

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きみはポラリス [kimi wa polaris]

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3.42 avg rating — 24 ratings — published 2007 — 3 editions
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真幌站前狂騷曲

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4.12 avg rating — 17 ratings — published 2013 — 3 editions
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月魚 [Getsugyo]

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まほろ駅前番外地 [Mahoro Ekimae Ban...

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3.89 avg rating — 18 ratings — published 2009 — 3 editions
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政と源

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“No matter how poor he was at communicating with people, with books he could engage in deep, quiet dialogue.”
Shion Miura, The Great Passage

“A dictionary is a ship that crosses the sea of words,” said Araki, with a sense that he was laying bare his innermost soul. “People travel on it and gather the small points of light floating on the dark surface of the waves. They do this in order to tell someone their thoughts accurately, using the best possible words. Without dictionaries, all any of us could do is linger before the vastness of the deep.”
Shion Miura, The Great Passage

“Words and the human heart that creates them are absolutely free, with no connection to the powers that be.”
Shion Miura, The Great Passage

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