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Hideo Furukawa

Portrait of Japanese writer Hideo Furukawa
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Hideo Furukawa

Hideo Furukawa was born in 1966 in Fukushima, and is highly regarded for the richness of his storytelling and his willingness to experiment; he changes his style with every new book. His best-known novel is the 2008 Holy Family, an epic work of alternate history set in northeastern Japan. He has received the Mystery Writers of Japan Award, the Japan SF Grand Prize, and the Yukio Mishima Award.

Articles by Hideo Furukawa

What We Lost: COVID-19 Beyond the Numbers
By Hideo Furukawa & Kathleen McCaul Moura
What has the coronavirus taken from us? We need to answer this in a way that isn’t expressed through numbers.
Translated from Japanese by David Boyd
Spirited Away: Hideo Furukawa’s “Horses, Horses, in the Innocence of Light,” Part 2
By Hideo Furukawa
Read the first part of this excerpt here.We took off in the middle of the night. Four of us stuffed into a small car with a license plate from Kashiwa, in Chiba. A rental car. For the people from Shinchō…
Spirited Away: Hideo Furukawa’s “Horses, Horses, in the Innocence of Light,” Part 1
By Hideo Furukawa
Translator's Note: Hideo Furukawa is one of the most powerful and energetic of contemporary Japanese writers. His writings, like his readings, come in torrents. They reflect his background in…
Fruit
By Hideo Furukawa
We simply couldn’t tolerate rogue fruit infiltrating Tokyo and corrupting public morals.
Translated from Japanese by David Boyd
The Farside
By Hideo Furukawa
And the woman who died—the victim, I mean—looked just like you.
Translated from Japanese by Ginny Tapley Takemori
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