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Keiichiro Hirano

Keiichiro Hirano, born in Aichi Prefecture in 1975 and raised in Kita-Kyushu, graduated from the Law Department of Kyoto University. His first novel, Nisshoku (L’Eclispe), was serialized in 1999 by the literary magazine Shincho; the novel went on to win the Akutagawa Prize. Hirano has since published other fiction, among them Funeral, Ripples the Dripping Clocks Make, Collapse, Dawn, The Only Form of Love, and most recently Fill in the Blanks, as well as collections of essays and interviews. His work has been translated into several languages.