country of citizenship: Japan
native language: Japanese
language of expression: Japanese
educated at: Ochanomizu University
occupation: novelist, writer, science fiction writer
award received: Akutagawa Prize, Murasaki Shikibu Award, Bunkamura Les Deux Magots Literature Award, Women's Literature Prize, Tanizaki Prize, Sei Itō Award, Izumi Kyōka Prize for Literature
Hiromi Kawakami (川上 弘美, Kawakami Hiromi, born 1958) is a Japanese writer known for her off-beat fiction, poetry, and literary criticism. She has won numerous Japanese literary awards, including the Akutagawa Prize, the Tanizaki Prize, the Yomiuri Prize, and the Izumi Kyōka Prize for Literature. Her work has been adapted for film, and has been translated into more than 15 languages.
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