Yukio Mishima

Yukio Mishima was the pen name of Kimitake Hiraoka (1925– 1970), a Japanese author, poet and playwright, also remembered for his ritual suicide by seppuku. Mishima was a disciplined and versatile writer. He wrote not only novels, popular serial novellas, short stories and literary essays, but also highly acclaimed plays for the Kabuki theater and modern versions of traditional Noh drama.