Kazuki Sakuraba

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Kazuki Sakuraba

Kazuki Sakuraba 桜庭一樹

Kazuki Sakuraba  (1971–)  began working as a freelance writer while in college and built up her career developing scripts and novelizations for computer games. Her first published work, the teen novel Ronrinesu gadian (Loneliness Guardian), came out in 1999 after earning honorable mention in a prize for aspiring writers sponsored by the game magazine Famitsu. Following a string of teen bestsellers including the Gosick series, Sakuraba moved into mainstream fiction in 2005 with the novel Shojo ni wa mukanai shokugyo (An Unfit Occupation for Girls). In 2007 she won the Mystery Writers of Japan Award with Red Girls: The Legend of the Akakuchibas (tr. 2015). A Naoki Prize for Watashi no otoko (My Man), a novel about illicit love between a father and daughter, followed in 2008. An avowed bibliophile, Sakuraba confesses to reading more than 400 novels a year.
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Books by Kazuki Sakuraba
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    Red Girls: The Legend of the Akakuchibas

    Spanning half a century from 1953, this novel follows the lives of three generations of women in a venerable family residing in the hills near the Sea of Japan. The Akakuchiba family traces its roots back to olden times, when its ancestors brought over ir …

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    My Man

    This shocking novel depicts 15 years of forbidden romance between a father and daughter. In the summer of 1993 a massive earthquake rocked the island of Okushiri, off the west coast of Hokkaido, killing the other four members of nine-year-old Hana's famil …

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