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Fuyumi Ono

Fuyumi Ono was born in Oita Prefecture, Japan. She graduated from Otani University with a major in Buddhist studies. During college she was a member of Kyoto University's mystery story club for readers and writers of the mystery genre. She made her publishing debut in 1988 with her novella A Sleepless Birthday Eve, which was featured in Kodansha's teen-targeted X-Bunko Teens Heart series. Besides The Twelve Kingdoms, Ono has written other novels in such genres as mystery and horror.