Hiroshi Noma, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Hiroshi Noma

Japanese writer (1915–1991)

Date of Birth: 23-Feb-1915

Place of Birth: Kōbe, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan

Date of Death: 02-Jan-1991

Profession: writer, poet, novelist

Nationality: Japan

Zodiac Sign: Pisces

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About Hiroshi Noma

  • Hiroshi Noma (?? ?, Noma Hiroshi, February 23, 1915–January 2, 1991) was a noted Japanese author. Noma was born in Kobe to a devout Buddhist family, and took up literature in 1932 after meeting the poet Takeuchi Shizuo.
  • In 1935 he enrolled at Kyoto University, where he studied French literature with a particular interest in French Symbolist poetry.
  • He also became active in Marxist student movements. Noma's first long novel, Shinku chitai (????, Zone of Emptiness), was published in 1952.
  • It has been called one of the best war novels produced after World War II.
  • In 1971 Noma received the Tanizaki Prize for his 5-volume work Seinen no wa (????).
  • In 1972 he won the Lotus Prize for Literature.

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