Banana Yoshimoto Biography

This Biography consists of approximately 7 pages of information about the life of Banana Yoshimoto.
This section contains 1,969 words
(approx. 7 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Banana Yoshimoto Biography

Authors and Artists for Young Adults on Banana Yoshimoto

Japanese novelist Banana Yoshimoto "favors short novels that gradually reveal thin, almost translucent layers of her characters' personalities," as a critic for Publishers Weekly once explained. The author has become a worldwide phenomenon, with millions of fans falling in love with her novels and waiting eagerly for the next one--a circumstance referred to on the many Web pages dedicated to her as "Banana-mania." Yoshimoto's fans tend to be fanatical in their devotion to her work, exchanging testimonials and gossip about the author on the Internet and anxiously speculating about which novel will be the next one translated into their own language.

Yoshimoto was born Mahoko Yoshimoto in Tokyo in 1964. She chose to publish under the name Banana Yoshimoto, she explained in an interview posted at her Web site, "because I love banana flowers." Her father, Takaaki Yoshimoto, was a famous literary critic, poet, and commentator; his works were...

(read more)

This section contains 1,969 words
(approx. 7 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Banana Yoshimoto Biography
Copyrights
Gale
Banana Yoshimoto from Gale. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook