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Famous authors of significant stature in chronological order below. For an exhaustive list, see List of Japanese authors:
- kuukai (空海) (774-835). Iroha (poem).
- Murasaki Shikibu (c.973 - c.1025): The Tale of Genji (Genji Monogatari)
- Sei Shonagon (c.~966 - c.10??): The Pillow Book
- The Tale of the Heike (1200s?)
- Matsuo Basho (1644 - 1694): haiku
- Yasunari Kawabata (1899 - 1972)
- Yojiro Ishizaka (1900 - 1986)
- Osamu Dazai (1909 - 1948)
- Shusaku Endo (1923 - 1996)
- Kobo Abe (1924 - 1993)
- Yukio Mishima (1925 - 1970)
- Kenzaburo Oe (born 1935)
- Haruki Murakami (born 1949)
- Aozora Bunko for a repository of Japanese literature
- Wabei Translation - translations of Japanese short stories and folk tales
- A Mini-collection of Modern Japanese Literature