Ian Hideo Levy (リービ 英雄 Rībi Hideo?, born November 29, 1950) is an American born-Japanese Language author. He was born in California and educated in Taiwan, America and Japan.

His English translation of the Man'yōshū won him the National Book Award in 1982.

He gained attention in Japan for his work Seijōki no Kikoenai Heya published in 1992, which won the Noma Literary Award for New Writers. He is one of the first Americans to write modern literature in Japanese. For his contributions to the introduction of Japanese literature to foreign readers he was awarded The Japan Foundation Special Prize for Japanese Language in 2007.

In 1996 his story Tiananmen was nominated for the Akutagawa Prize.

Works

Novels

  • 『星条旗の聞こえない部屋』Seijouki no kikoenai heyaKoudansha 1992 / Koudansha Bungei Bunko 2004)
    Translation by Christopher Scott as Ando's Room and Other Stories forthcoming
  • 『天安門』Ten'an'monKoudansha 1996)
  • 『国民のうた』Kokumin no utaKoudansha 1998)
  • 『ヘンリーたけし レウィツキーの夏の紀行』Henrii Takeshi Rewuittsukii no natsu no kikouKoudansha 2002)
  • 『千々にくだけて』Chidi ni kudaketeKoudansha 2005 / Koudansha Bunko 2008)
  • 『仮の水』Kari no mizuKoudansha 2008)

Literary Criticism and Essays

  • 『日本語の勝利』Nihongo no shouriKoudansha 1992)
  • 『新宿の万葉集』Shinjuku no man'youshuuAsahi Shinbun 1996)
  • 『アイデンティティーズ』AidentitiizuKoudansha 1997)
  • 『最後の国境への旅』Saigo no kokkyou he no tabiChuou Koron Shinsha 2000)
  • 『日本語を書く部屋』Nihongo wo kaku heyaIwanami Shoten 2001)
  • 『我的中国』Wareteki chuugokuIwanami Shoten 2004)
  • 『英語でよむ万葉集』Eigo de yomu man'youshuu (Iwanami Shinsho 2004)
  • 『越境の声』Ekkyou no koeIwanami Shoten 2007)
  • 『延安 革命聖地への旅』Enan kakumei seichi he no tabiKoudansha 2008)

Man'yōshū Scholarship

Translations

External links


zh:利比英雄

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