Akira Yoshimura


Born
in Japan
May 01, 1927

Died
July 26, 2006

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Prize winning Japanese writer. Akira Yoshimura was the president of the Japanese writers union and a PEN member. He published over 20 novels, of which in particular On Parole and Shipwrecks are internationally known and have been translated into several languages. In 1984 he received the Yomiuri Prize for his novel Hagoku (破獄,engl. prison break) based on the true story of Yoshie Shiratori.

Average rating: 3.93 · 2,652 ratings · 329 reviews · 25 distinct worksSimilar authors
Shipwrecks

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3.97 avg rating — 1,645 ratings — published 1982 — 21 editions
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On Parole

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3.91 avg rating — 338 ratings — published 1998 — 8 editions
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One Man's Justice

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4.03 avg rating — 251 ratings — published 1978 — 7 editions
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La jeune fille suppliciée s...

3.60 avg rating — 153 ratings — published 1963 — 4 editions
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Le Convoi de l'eau

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4.26 avg rating — 69 ratings — published 1967 — 4 editions
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Battleship Musashi: The Mak...

3.79 avg rating — 43 ratings — published 1991 — 2 editions
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Storm Rider

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3.14 avg rating — 44 ratings — published 2004 — 2 editions
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La guerre des jours lointains

3.92 avg rating — 24 ratings — published 1984 — 3 editions
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Zero Fighter

4.29 avg rating — 17 ratings — published 1996 — 2 editions
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L'arc-en-ciel blanc

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3.79 avg rating — 14 ratings — published 2012
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