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Author: Moto Hagio
Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
Binding Type: Hardcover
Size: 10.00h x 7.24w x 1.11d
Audience: Young Adult
Publishers Weekly 08/02/2010
Booklist 09/15/2010 pg. 54
Library Journal 09/15/2010 pg. 51
About the Author
Thorn, Rachel: - Rachel Thorn is from in Lansdale, Pennsylvania. She is a cultural anthropologist, writer, and an associate professor in the manga department at Kyoto Seika University. Her translations include the New York Times Best-Seller Nijigahara Holograph by Inio Asano and Hayao Miyazaki's Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind.Hagio, Moto: - Moto Hagio was born May 12, 1949, in Omuta City, Fukuoka Prefecture. She is one of a group of women born that year that broke into the male-dominated manga industry and pioneered the shojo (girls') movement. Hagio's Heart of Thomas, inspired by the 1964 film A Special Friendship, was one of the early entries in the shonen-ai (boys in love) subgenre. Her major works include A Drunken Dream, A, A', They Were Eleven, and Otherworld Barbara. She's won the Japanese Medal of Honor with the Purple Ribbon (the first woman comics creator to do so), received Japan's SF Grand Prize, the Osamu Tezuka Culture Award Grand Prize, and an Inkpot Award, among other accolades. She lives in the Saitama Prefecture.
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