Yasunari Kawabata


Born
in Osaka, Japan
June 14, 1899

Died
April 16, 1972

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Yasunari Kawabata (川端 康成) was a Japanese short story writer and novelist whose spare, lyrical, subtly-shaded prose works won him the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1968, the first Japanese author to receive the award. His works have enjoyed broad international appeal and are still widely read.

Nobel Lecture: 1968
http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prize...

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