Hideo Levy

Novelist, Translator

1950 –

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Who is Hideo Levy?

Ian Hideo Levy is an American-born Japanese language author. He was born in California and educated in Taiwan, America, and Japan.

He gained attention in Japan for his work Seijōki no Kikoenai Heya published in 1992, which won the Noma Literary Award for New Writers. He is one of the first Americans to write modern literature in Japanese. For his contributions to the introduction of Japanese literature to foreign readers he was honored with a Japan Foundation Special Prize in 2007.

In 1996 his story Tiananmen was nominated for the Akutagawa Prize.

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Born
Nov 29, 1950
Berkeley
Also known as
  • Ian Hideo Levy
Nationality
  • Japan
  • United States of America
Profession

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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