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Shusaku Endo

Shusaku Endo (1923–1996) is widely regarded as one of the most important Japanese authors of the late twentieth century. He won many major literary awards and was nominated for the Nobel Prize several times.     ‘One of the finest … Continue reading

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Shusaku Endo in conversation with William Johnston

Where Buddhism meets Christianity The following conversation took place in Tokyo between Shusaku Endo and Father William Johnston, Jesuit priest, Zen Christian and translator of Silence. The text was translated from Japanese by Johnston and appeared in volume 172 of … Continue reading

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An Introduction to Shusaku Endo’s Silence

by Martin Scorsese     How do you tell the story of Christian faith? The difficulty, the crisis, of believing? How do you describe the struggle? There have been many great twentieth-century novelists drawn to the subject – Graham Greene, … Continue reading

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Shusaku Endo and that Nescafé advert

Famous for his unforgettable depictions of torture and human vivisection, Shusaku Endo once appeared in a very funny Nescafé advert…

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Why Endo never won a Nobel Prize

Peter Owen was Shusaku Endo’s friend, English language publisher and agent for many years. In the Japan Times, Damian Flanagan talks about the author’s work, Martin Scorsese’s film adaptation of Shusaku Endo’s masterpiece Silence, and speculation as to why the … Continue reading

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Shusaku Endo – Wonderful Fool

Rumour has it that principal photography for director Martin Scorsese’s long-awaited adaptation of Shusaku Endo’s masterpiece Silence is now complete, and postproduction work continues. It seems likely that the film will premiere at Cannes in 2016. Endo was not only a Christian, … Continue reading

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