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Yuka Murayama

Yuka Murayama

Japanese writer
The basics
Occupations Writer Novelist
Countries Japan
Gender female
Birth July 10, 1964 (Tokyo)
Education Rikkyo University
Authority Library of congress id VIAF id
The details

Yuka Murayama (村山由佳, Murayama Yuka) (born July 10, 1964 in Tokyo) is a modern Japanese female writer. She graduated from Rikkyo University and majored in Japanese literature.


Before becoming a writer she worked at as a real-estate agent and a teacher at a cram school. In 1987, her first novel, Angel Egg, won the Subaru award in Japan. After garnering the prize, she produced many other novels: Wild Winds, Bad Kids, Delicious Coffee Series, among others. Angel Egg was adapted to film in 2006 as The Angel's Egg, directed by Shin Togashi.

Yuka Murayama lives in Chiba Prefecture near Tokyo. An energetic and bright woman, she not only enjoys writing novels but her other hobbies: horseback riding, growing vegetables, and travelling. Her novels have a purity of feeling which is rich in the details of our common experiences.

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