Akira Yoshimura


Born
in Japan
May 01, 1927

Died
July 26, 2006

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Prize winning Japanese writer. Akira Yoshimura was the president of the Japanese writers union and a PEN member. He published over 20 novels, of which in particular On Parole and Shipwrecks are internationally known and have been translated into several languages. In 1984 he received the Yomiuri Prize for his novel Hagoku (破獄,engl. prison break) based on the true story of Yoshie Shiratori.

Average rating: 3.95 · 3,578 ratings · 466 reviews · 31 distinct worksSimilar authors
Shipwrecks

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4.01 avg rating — 2,183 ratings — published 1982 — 25 editions
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On Parole

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3.94 avg rating — 457 ratings — published 1988 — 11 editions
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One Man's Justice

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4.05 avg rating — 314 ratings — published 1978 — 7 editions
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La jeune fille suppliciée s...

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3.58 avg rating — 224 ratings — published 1963 — 5 editions
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Le Convoi de l'eau

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4.06 avg rating — 128 ratings — published 1967 — 6 editions
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Battleship Musashi: The Mak...

3.81 avg rating — 52 ratings — published 1991 — 3 editions
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Storm Rider

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3.16 avg rating — 57 ratings — published 2004 — 2 editions
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La Guerre des jours lointains

3.92 avg rating — 38 ratings — published 1984 — 3 editions
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Zero Fighter

4.14 avg rating — 21 ratings — published 1996 — 2 editions
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Un spécimen transparent su...

3.55 avg rating — 20 ratings — published 2014
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