photo credits: OpenLibrary
country of citizenship: Japan
language of expression: Japanese
educated at: Seikei University
occupation: novelist, writer
award received: Murasaki Shikibu Award, Shibata Renzaburō Award, Izumi Kyōka Prize for Literature, Shimase Romantic Literature Prize, Edogawa Rampo Award, Tanizaki Prize, Medal with Purple Ribbon
Natsuo Kirino (桐野 夏生, Kirino Natsuo) (born October 7, 1951 in Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture) is the pen name of Mariko Hashioka, a Japanese novelist and a leading figure in the recent boom of female writers of Japanese detective fiction.
Read more or edit on Wikipedia