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Natsuo Kirino

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Natsuo Kirino, born in 1951, quickly established a reputation in Japan as one of a rare breed of crime writer whose work goes well beyond the conventional crime novel. This fact has been demonstrated by her winning not only Japan's top mystery award, for Out, but two of its major literary awards, the Naoki Prize and theTanizaki Prize. Her novels available in English are Out, Grotesque,Real World and In.

Books by Natsuo Kirino

Real World

Psychologically intricate and astute, dark and unflinching, Real World is a searing, eye-opening portrait of teenage life in Japan unlike any we have seen before.

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An unconvential and unique crime thriller with an outrageous, unattractive, anarchic narrator showing a new darker side to the lives of women in Japan.

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VINTAGE JAPANESE CLASSICS - following on from the success of Vintage Russian Classics and European Classics, these are covetable new editions of the best Japanese writers on the Vintage list

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