Ayako Sono

Ayako Sono 曽野綾子

Ayako Sono (1931–)   has been prominent for 50 years as one of Japan's best known writers of fiction and essays, and is highly regarded for her serious and well-informed treatment of social and moral issues in Japan. She has written over 40 novels and essays, and her work has been translated into English, Italian, German, Spanish, Chinese and Korean. The recipient of numerous awards and honors, including one from The Vatican, she is an active Christian and a member of several arts and humanitarian organizations.

Books by Ayako Sono
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    No Reason for Murder

    This novel is a study of a young man from a dysfunctional family who serially kills the young women he seduces. Yukiko, an unmarried seamstress who lives with her journalist sister, tries to live a moral and rational life, even to the extent of offering h …