Furukawa Hideo was born in Japan in 1966. After experience as a theater director, he made his literary debut in 1998 with 13, a work of magical realism that depicts the journey of a young man born with an extraordinary sense of color. He has since written a dozen works of fiction, a number of which have won prestigious awards in Japan. Belka, Why Don’t You Bark? Was shortlisted for the Naoki Sanjugo Prize in 2005; and Love was awarded the 2006 Mishima Yukio Award, sponsored by Shinchosha.
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