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平野啓一郎(小説家)

1975年愛知県蒲郡市生。北九州市出身。京都大学法学部卒。1999年在学中に文芸誌「新潮」に投稿した『日蝕』により第120回芥川賞を受賞。以後、数々の作品を発表し、各国で翻訳紹介されている。2004年には、文化庁の「文化交流使」として一年間、パリに滞在。2008年からは、三島由紀夫文学賞選考委員、東川写真賞審査員を務める。美術、音楽にも造詣が深く、幅広いジャンルで批評を執筆。2009年以降、日本経済新聞の「アートレビュー」欄を担当している。2014年、フランス芸術文化勲章シュヴァリエを受章。著書は小説、『葬送』『滴り落ちる時計たちの波紋』『決壊』(芸術選奨文部科学大臣新人賞受賞)『ドーン』(ドゥマゴ文学賞受賞)『かたちだけの愛』『空白を満たしなさい』、『透明な迷宮』、エッセイ・対談集に『私とは何か 「個人」から「分人」へ』『「生命力」の行方~変わりゆく世界と分人主義』等がある。最新長編小説『マチネの終わりに』を2016年4月に刊行。

Keiichiro Hirano wrote his first novel when he was only seventeen.
After that, his writing career took off with incredible speed,
and his historical novel Nisshoku (The Eclipse), set in medieval France, won him the Akutagawa Prize in 1999.
Hirano may have been the youngest-ever winner at only 23 years of age,
but his use of elegant, classical language and profoundknowledge of European history had critics lauding him as the next Yukio Mishima.

Hirano followed Nisshoku’s success with Ichigetsu monogatari (Tale of the First Moon) and Soso
(Farewell to the Departed), set in late 19th century France and early 20th century Japan,respectively.
2003, however, marked a turning point, wherein Hirano began writing shorter stories about contemporary society and a range of themes pertaining to it,
such as war, family, death, modernization, and technology.

Starting in 2004, Hirano spent a year in Paris as a cultural envoy appointed by Japan’s Ministry of Cultural Affairs.
During this time, he travelled all over Europe giving lectures.
After his return to Japan, he wrote a number of essays,
but by 2008 his love of fiction had him returning to fulllength novels.
The 2008 murder mystery Kekkai (Dam Break), and 2009 science fiction novel Dawn both received rave reviews,
as did his Katachi Dake no Ai (Artificial Love) in 2010.

Currently Hirano is writing a novel that is being serialized in the manga
magazine Morning, entitled Kuhaku wo Mitashinasai (Fill the Void).
Since 2008 Hirano has been a judge for the Yukio Mishima Literary Prize and the Higashikawa Photo Prize.
Through translation, his novels have come to be widely read in France, Korea, Taiwan, Russia, Sweden, and Egypt.

[Awards]
• 120th Akutagawa Prize for Nisshoku
(1998)
• 59th Education, Science and Technology
Ministers Art Encouragement Prize for
New Writers for Kekkai (2008)
• 19th Prix Deux Magots Bunkamura for
Dawn (2009)