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Kenzaburo Oe

Kenzaburo Oe is Japan’s most revered living writer. Among his other numerous awards, he received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1994, at the age of 59.


Starting From Zero at Hiroshima: An Interview with Kenzaburo Oe

June 24, 2005 | Interviews

Much of Kenzaburo Oe’s work reflects his deep anxiety about nuclear warfare and his commitment to peace, environmentalism, and social justice, and he brings extraordinary learning and intelligence to bear on his darkly imaginative treatment of these themes.