Choukitsu Kurumatani

Choukitsu Kurumatani

CHOUKITSU KURUMATANI graduated from the German Literature Department of Keio University. He began writing fiction on the side while working at an advertising agency. His official debut as a writer came with Shiotsubo no saji (Salt Spoon), in 1992. Kurumatani has carved out a special niche as a writer of the now-rare “I-novel,” an autobiographical genre of Japanese fiction.

He is the author of:

The Paradise Bird Tattoo (or, Attempted Double-Suicide): A Novel