The Nobel Prize in Literature 1994
Born: 31 January 1935, Uchiko, Japan
Residence at the time of the award: Japan
Prize motivation: "who with poetic force creates an imagined world, where life and myth condense to form a disconcerting picture of the human predicament today."
Prize share: 1/1
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