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Akutagawa Ryunosuke

Akutagawa Ryunosuke is one of the literary giants of 20th century Japanese and world literature. Japan's most prestigious literary award, the Akutagawa Prize, was established in 1935 in his honor and remains highly coveted by Japanese writers. Akutagawa was born in 1892, the son of a Tokyo milkman and committed suicide in 1927.