Posted on March 13, 2023 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
Nobel Prize-winning author Kenzaburo Oe has died.
His publisher told CNN that Oe died March 3 at age eighty-eight of old age.
Oe wrote more than forty novel and short-story collections over the course of his career, described thoroughly in his New York Times obituary.
He caught literary attention during his college years for a short story and published his first novel, Nip the Buds, Shoot the Kids, shortly afterwards.
It wasn't until his son was born with a severe medical condition, though, that his writing gained broader and constant acclaim.
Oe became the second Japanese writer to receive a Nobel in 1994.
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