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.

Average rating: 3.96 · 11,206 ratings · 2,159 reviews · 26 distinct worksSimilar authors
Confessions

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4.05 avg rating — 8,290 ratings — published 2008 — 7 editions
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Penance

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3.74 avg rating — 1,839 ratings — published 2009 — 19 editions
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為了N

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3.70 avg rating — 145 ratings — published 2010 — 6 editions
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白ゆき姫殺人事件 [Shirayukihime sat...

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3.62 avg rating — 161 ratings — published 2012 — 6 editions
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少女

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3.41 avg rating — 133 ratings — published 2009 — 5 editions
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夜行觀覽車

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3.49 avg rating — 142 ratings — published 2010 — 5 editions
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往復書簡 [Ōfukushokan]

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3.52 avg rating — 75 ratings — published 2010 — 3 editions
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リバース [ribāsu]

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3.74 avg rating — 92 ratings — published 2015 — 7 editions
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母性 [Bosei]

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3.54 avg rating — 41 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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花の鎖 [Hana no kusari]

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3.89 avg rating — 36 ratings — published 2011 — 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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