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Ryotaro Shiba

Shiba (1923-1996) is Japan's most respected historical novelist of the 20th century. Although he began his career as a journalist, he had written 57 novels by the time of his death. He coined his own method of envisioning history, called "Shiba-shika," or "Shiba's view of history." Winner of the Naoki Prize and the Order of Culture.