Yugen Yashima

Author https://yashimayugen.com/en
Participates in 4 items

YASHIMA Yugen is an author of award-winning stories. (Family names come first in Japanese.)

He was born and raised in Japan. He received a full scholarship to study at the United World College of the Atlantic in Wales. He studied comparative culture at the University of Tsukuba. He received his MA at the University of Chicago.

He won the ninth Sogen SF Short Story Prize for "Tenkuseyo Hosshoji" [Hosshoji the Rocket Temple] in 2018. This is a work of Buddhist science fiction and more specifically, buddhpunk. He also won the fifth Nikkei Hoshi Awards Grand Prix and its prize money (a million yen) for "Final Anchors", as well as a merit prize for "Hasukuibito" [Lotus Eaters] in the same year. "Final Anchors" was later translated into Chinese.

He writes stories of science fiction, horror, mystery, and fusions of these.

He is a founder and a member of Sugoi Fushigi Show.

Languages: Japanese (native), English (fluent), French (good enough)
Keywords: art, art history, mystery, Buddhism, philosophy, Japan

Sessions in which Yugen Yashima participates

Wednesday 29 July, 2020

Time Zone: NZDT/Wellington
15:00
15:00
Reading: Yugen Yashima 25 minutes 15:00 NZST  -  15:25 NZST  |  Programming , Reading Room 2
Speaker Yugen Yashima |
Reading

Friday 31 July, 2020

Time Zone: NZDT/Wellington
12:00
12:00
Terrain of the Heart: Landscapes that Influence Story 50 minutes 12:00 NZST  -  12:50 NZST  |  Programming , Programme Room 3 (Webinar)
Panelist Russell Kirkpatrick | Moderator Fran Wilde | Panelist Yugen Yashima | Panelist Max Gladstone |
Panel
Writing/Business of Writing

Saturday 1 August, 2020

Time Zone: NZDT/Wellington
9:00
9:00
Before and After Tolkien: Epic Fantasy 50 minutes 9:00 NZST  -  9:50 NZST  |  Programming , Programme Room 2 (Webinar)
Panelist Yugen Yashima | Panelist Vida Cruz | Moderator A.j. Ponder | Panelist Yves Meynard |
Panel
Science Fiction/Fantasy
18:00
18:00