Tsuneyuki Mohri

An award-winning Japanese author and playwright, Tsuneyuki Mohri’s work encompasses fiction and nonfiction books, TV, film, radio, and stage. His dramatic and documentary work often explores issues surrounding war.

A graduate of Kumamoto University, Mohri worked as a contract writer for NHK, Japan’s national TV and broadcast company, before becoming a freelance writer in broadcast and print. Mohri’s 1964 television drama, “Drafted at Age 18” won the first Kubota Mantaro Award. Mohri was scriptwriter and producer of Summer of Moonlight Sonata, adapted from his novel of the same title. The movie was a runaway success with over two million viewers throughout Japan in 1993.

Mohri has received numerous awards for his work in broadcast and print, including the following: Kubota Mantaro Award; Cultural Ministry Award in Fine Arts; Prime Minister’s Award; Broadcast Cultural Arts Foundation Book Award; and the Galaxy Award .

Mohri is a member of The Japan P.E.N Club, the Japan Centre for International PEN. He lives in Tokyo, Japan.

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