Chiya Fujino

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Chiya Fujino (藤野 千夜, Fujino Chiya, born February 27, 1962) is a Japanese writer of literary fiction. She has published several novels and short stories, and has been awarded three major Japanese literary prizes.

Fujino is a transgender woman who reflects the difficulties of her own life journey in the characterisations of her writing. Many of her characters are social misfits in conflict with the conventions and mores of wider Japanese society.

Born in the city of Fukuoka, Fujino attended Chiba University. In the 1980s, she worked in a major Japanese publishing house before beginning her own writing career.