One of modern Japan's most renowned writers, Yasutaka Tsutsui has won the Tanizaki Prize, the Kawabata Prize, and several other awards. He was decorated as a Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres by the French government.
"Yasutaka Tsutsui is the doyen of avant-garde Japanese writers. His
work is by turns innovative, thought-provoking and - not least -
--The Independent (UK)