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Taeko Kono, Japanese novelist. Member of Japan Women Writer's Association (representative), Japanese Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association, Nihon Bungeika Kyokai (board directors), Japanese Art Academy (recipient prize for activities as novelist 1984).

Background

Kono, Taeko was born on April 30, 1926 in Osaka, Japan. Daughter of Tameji and Yone Kono.

Education

M.Yasushi Ichikawa, April 1965. B.Econs., Osaka Women's U., 1947.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Child Hunt, 1961 (Shinchosha prize, 1962), A Beautiful Girl, 1963, Crabs, 1963 (Akutagawa literature prize, 1963), Castle of Dreams, 1964, A Boy Friend, 1965, The Final Hours, 1967 (Women's literature prize, 1967), Suddenly a Voice, 1968 (Yomiuri literature prize), Heat of Summer Grass, 1969, A Breach of Contract, 1969, The Revolving Door, 1970, Bone Meat, 1971, Both Dreams, 1972, An Account of the Black Art, 1978, A Cruel Tale of Hunter Made Prey, 1990 (Noma Literature prize, 1991), (short stories) Chosen Days, 1974, (criticism) Tanizaki Literature and the Desire for Affirmation, 1976 (Yomiuri literature prize, 1977), A Year's Pastoral, 1980 (Tanizaki literature award).

Membership

Member of Japan Women Writer's Association (representative), Japanese Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association, Nihon Bungeika Kyokai (board directors), Japanese Art Academy (recipient prize for activities as novelist 1984).

Connections

Married Yasushi Ichikawa, April 1965.

father:
Tameji Kono

mother:
Yone Kono

spouse:
Yasushi Ichikawa