Banana Yoshimoto Profile

- Born July 24th, 1964 in Tokyo. Blood type: A.
- Graduated from Nihon University, Division of arts, majored in literature.
- With her first work, "Kitchen" she won the 6th Kaien Newcomer Writers Prize in November, 1987 and then the  16th Izumi Kyoka Literary Prize in January, 1988.
- She was also awarded the 39th edition, Best Newcomer Artists Recommended by the Minister of Education
 in August, 1988 with "Kitchen" and "Utakata/Sankuchuari".
-  In March 1989 "TUGUMI" was awarded the 2nd Yamamoto Shugoro Literary Prize.
- In November,1995 "Amurita" won the 5th Murasaki-shikibu Prize named after the authoress of the Story of Genji.
- Outside of Japan, she was awarded a few prizes in Italy; Literary Prize Scanno in June, 1993 and Fendissime  Literary Prize in March,1996 and Literary Prize Maschera d' argento in November, 1999.
- In October, 2000 "Furin to nanbei" was awarded the 10th edition Bunkamura Deux Magots Literary Prize.

Banana Yoshimoto WEB:http://www.yoshimotobanana.com/



Banana Yoshimoto works published abroad

Her works, including "Kitchen", are translated and published in more than 30 countries.

Kitchen

Switzerland / Germany Spain Spain Russia Spain (Galician)
U.K. U.K. France France Greece
Sweden Spain Netherlands Norway Portugal
Lithuania Czech Denmark Denmark Croatia
Italy Finland Russia U.K. Romania
Poland Hungary


N・P

Spain Romania Denmark Finland France
Greece U.K. U.K. Italy Greece
Spain Iceland Switzerland, Germany Switzerland, Germany Netherlands
       
Russia        


Tugumi

Spain Spain Portugal Hungary Poland
Slovakia Italy Switzerland, Germany U.K. Russia


Lizard

France Greece Italy U.K. U.K.
     
Russia Switzerland, Germany


Amrita

Spain Russia U.K. U.K. Switzerland, Germany
 
Italy Italy Greece Spain


Asleep

Spain Russia Spain Italy Switzerland, Germany
U.K. Greece Russia Spain Hungary


Hardboild/Hardluck

Italy Italy France U.K. Russia
       
Switzerland, Germany      


The little shadow

   
Italy Italy France


SLY

   
Italy Italy Switzerland, Germany


The suit of feathers

   
Italy Italy Switzerland/ Germany


Honey moon

   
Portugal Italy Italy


The body knows everything

   
Switzerland/ Germany Italy Italy


Deadend

 
Spain Spain Italy Italy


Umi no futa

 

High and dry (First love)

 
Italy Italy Italy Italy


The last lover of Hachikoh

 

Rainbow

 
Italy Portugal Italy Italy


The lake

 

Dolphins

 
Spain Russia Italy Italy


Chie-chan & me

 

About her

 
Italy Italy Switzerland/ Germany Russia


Jinsei no tabi wo yuku

 

Sad premonition

     
Italy Italy
Kitchen

China Indonesia Korea China Vietnam
Vietnam Taiwan Hong kong Thailand Israel
Turkey Korea Korea China China


Sad premonition

China Korea Korea Taiwan China
     
Taiwan Hong kong    


Tugumi

China Vietnam Korea Thailand Turkey
Egypt Korea Korea Taiwan Hong kong


Asleep

Korea China China Israel Taiwan
       
Hong kong  


N・P

Vietnam Israel Taiwan Korea Korea
       
Hong kong


Lizard

Korea Vietnam Israel Taiwan Hong kong
       
Korea


Amrita

Taiwan China Taiwan Korea Korea
     
Hong kong Hong kong    


Kingdom

Korea Korea Korea Taiwan Korea
Korea Korea Taiwan Taiwan Taiwan


Honey moon

Korea China China Taiwan Korea


Hardboiled/Hardluck

 
China China Taiwan Korea


The little shadow

China Korea China Taiwan Korea


The body knows everything

   
Korea Taiwan Korea


Life of Hinagiku

   
China Taiwan Korea


Argentine hag

   
China Taiwan Korea


Rainbow

   
China Korea Taiwan


Gohan no koto bakari 100wa to chyotto

   
China Korea Taiwan


Moshi moshi shimokitazawa

   
China Korea Taiwan


The last lover of Hachikoh

 

Hagoromo

 
Korea Korea Thailand Taiwan


Memories of a dead end

 

Naruhodo no taiwa

   
China Taiwan Taiwan


The lake

 

Hitokage

     
Israel Thailand


Very shorts

 

South point

     
Korea Korea


About her

 

Acorn sisters

     
Korea China


Ho'oponopono life

 

Jyu Jyu

     
Taiwan Taiwan


Dreamtime

 

Sweet hereafter

     
Korea Taiwan
Kitchen

 
U.S.A. U.S.A. U.S.A. Brazil  


Tugumi

 

Asleep

     
U.S.A. U.S.A.


N・P

 

Lizard

     
U.S.A. U.S.A.


Amrita

 

Hardboiled/Hardluck

     
U.S.A. U.S.A.


The lake

 
     
U.S.A. U.S.A.


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