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Yasunari Kawabata

Jun 11, 1899 to Apr 16, 1972


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Yasunari Kawabata

Yasunari Kawabata was a Japanese novelist and short story writer whose spare, lyrical, subtly-shaded prose works won him the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1968, the first Japanese author to receive the award. His works have enjoyed broad international appeal and are still widely read.

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