Shumon Miura

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Miura with his wife in 1955

Shumon Miura (12 January 1926 – 3 February 2017) was a Japanese novelist.[1]

Early life[change | change source]

Miura was born in Tokyo City. He attended the University of Tokyo.

Career[change | change source]

In 1951, Miura published his first book.[2] He then married fellow Third Generation writer Ayako Sono in 1953. With her, he wrote many books about Catholicism and religion. Miura began teaching at Nihon University in 1967, the same year he was awarded the Shinchosha Prize.

From 1985 to 1986, he was commissioner of the Cultural Affairs Agency. In 1999, the Japanese government designated Miura a Person of Cultural Merit. In 2004, Miura was appointed to lead the Japan Art Academy. He stepped down in 2014.

Death[change | change source]

Miura died of pneumonia on 3 February 2017, aged 91, at a hospital in Tokyo.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Muere Shumon Miura, novelista japonés de la "tercera generación"". El Nuevo Dia (in Spanish). 5 February 2017. Archived from the original on 5 February 2017. Retrieved 6 February 2017 – via El Universal.
  2. "Obituary / Shumon Miura / Author". Yomiuri Shimbun. 5 February 2017. Retrieved 5 February 2017.
  3. "'Third Generation' novelist Shumon Miura dies at 91". Japan Times. 5 February 2017. Retrieved 5 February 2017.