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Ryunosuke Akutagawa

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Ryunosuke Akutagawa

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Full Name: Ryunosuke Akutagawa
Born: March 1, 1892
Tokyo, Japan
Died: July 24, 1927
Tokyo, Japan
Occupation: Author
Nationality: Japanese


Ryunosuke Akutagawa was a Japanese writer active in the Taisho period in Japan. He is regarded as the "Father of the Japanese short story" and Japan's premier literary award, the Akutagawa Prize, is named after him. He committed suicide at the age of 35 through an overdose of barbital. (from Wikipedia)

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