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Monday, December 01, 2003

Talk about prolific 

Mark Sarvas has alerted me to this article about Seiichi Morimura, the newest recipient of the Japan Mystery Novel Prize. The award has evidently invigorated the 70-year-old Morimura, who feels "as if new energy had been applied to a top losing spinning speed," and that he "should work harder to beat talented young writers." Considering his output averages out to about 8 novels a year and he's already written 320 novels, one might think the author should be well-satisfied, but he wishes to fulfill the wish of his best friend, the lateSaho Sasazawa--to write a total of 400 books.

I'm rather curious that Our Man in Japan has no additional information about this, but perhaps it will be forthcoming. If I learn anything more, I'll post further.

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