Yoshikichi Furui was born in Tokyo in 1937. He studied German literature at the University of Tokyo, with a thesis on Kafka. He then taught German language and literature at the University of Kanazawa and then at Rikkyo University. In 1970 he resigned to become a full-time writer. His writing is part of the introverted generation, namely those writers who turned away from the political writing of the immediate post-war generation and wrote works which were far more introspective. He died in 2020.
(Only works translated into English)
1996 白髪の唄 (White-Haired Melody)
1997 杳子 (Child of Darkness: Yoko and Other Stories)
1997 Ravine and Other Stories