Lafcadio Hearn, International Writer

Just the Facts:
  • Name: Lafcadio Hearn
  • Also known as: Koizumi Yakumo
  • Birth: June 27, 1850, Lefkada, Greece
  • Death: September 26, 1904, Tokyo, Japan
  • Languages: English; Greek (?); Japanese (?)
  • Who he was: International writer whose most famous works in Japan include: Kwaidan; Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan; Kokoro; Gleanings in Buddha-Fields; In Ghostly Japan. New Orleans work includes: Gombo Zhèbes: Little Dictionary of Creole Proverbs; La Cuisine Créole; Chita: A Memory of Last Island
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