Taku Mayumura

Japanese science fiction writer (1934-2019)

Taku Mayumura (眉村 卓 Mayumura Taku, 20 October 1934 – 3 November 2019) was a Japanese novelist, science fiction writer[1] and haiku poet. He won the Seiun Award for Novel twice.

Taku Mayumura
眉村 卓
Born(1934-10-20)October 20, 1934
Nishinari-ku, Osaka, Osaka prefecture, Japan
DiedNovember 3, 2019(2019-11-03) (aged 85)
Abeno-ku, Osaka, Osaka prefecture, Japan
OccupationWriter
NationalityJapanese
GenreScience Fiction, Fantasy, Young adult fiction
Notable worksNazo no Tenkōsei,
Nerawareta Gakuen,
Shōmetsu no Kōrin,
Hikishio no Toki,
Meikyūmonogatari,
Tsuma ni Sasageta 1778-wa
Notable awardsPrize at the 1st Kūsōkagaku Shōsetsu Contest (1961),
Izumi Kyōka Prize (1979),
Seiun Award (1974), (1996)
Spouse
Etsuko Murakami (m. 1959)
ChildrenTomoko (b.1963)

In 2004 his Shiseikan (司政官, Administrator, one story of the "Shiseikan series"), written in 1974, was translated into English.[2] Mayumura was an honorary member of the SFWJ (Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of Japan). His representative works in this field were Nazo no Tenkousei and Nerawareta Gakuen.

Mayumura died on 3 November 2019 from pneumonia in Abeno-ku, Osaka at the age of 85.[3]

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