Kanae Minato


Born
Innoshima, Hiroshima, Japan
Genre

Influences


Kanae MINATO (湊 かなえ, born 1973) is a Japanese writer of crime fiction and thriller.

She started writing in her thirties. Her first novel Confessions (告白, Kokuhaku) became a bestseller and won the Japanese Booksellers Award. The movie Confession directed by Tetsuya Nakashima was nominated to 2011 Academy Award.

She has been described in Japan as "the queen of iyamisu"(eww mystery), a subgenre of mystery fiction which deals with grisly episodes and the dark side of human nature.
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Average rating: 3.98 · 15,947 ratings · 3,173 reviews · 31 distinct worksSimilar authors
Confessions

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4.08 avg rating — 11,582 ratings — published 2008 — 42 editions
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Penance

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3.78 avg rating — 2,721 ratings — published 2009 — 25 editions
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為了N

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3.66 avg rating — 267 ratings — published 2010 — 7 editions
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白ゆき姫殺人事件 [Shirayukihime sat...

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3.67 avg rating — 191 ratings — published 2012 — 6 editions
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少女

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3.47 avg rating — 162 ratings — published 2009 — 5 editions
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夜行觀覽車

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3.54 avg rating — 177 ratings — published 2010 — 6 editions
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ポイズンドーター・ホーリーマザー [Poizundōt...

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3.75 avg rating — 142 ratings — published 2016 — 4 editions
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リバース [ribāsu]

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3.69 avg rating — 147 ratings — published 2015 — 7 editions
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往復書簡 [Ōfukushokan]

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3.62 avg rating — 117 ratings — published 2010 — 4 editions
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睡在豌豆上

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3.39 avg rating — 98 ratings — published 2014 — 4 editions
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“I think we regular people may have forgotten a basic truth—we don’t really have the right to judge anyone else.”
Kanae Minato, Confessions

“The world you live in is much bigger than that. If the place in which you find yourself is too painful, I say you should be free to seek another, less painful place of refuge. There is no shame in seeking a safe place. I want you to believe that somewhere in this wide world there is a place for you, a safe haven.”
Kanae Minato, Confessions

“If you’re always worrying about what other people think, you’ll never get any tougher.”
Kanae Minato, Confessions

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