Murasaki Shikibu, Japanese Novelist and Poet
(c. 973/978-c. 1014/1031)

Lady Murasaki draws inspiration from the moon

Just the Facts:
  • Name: Murasaki Shikibu
  • Known as: Lady Murasaki
  • Dates: Born: Unknown Date, c. 973 or 978; Died: Unknown Date, c. 1014 or 1031
  • Place: Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan
  • Language: Japanese
  • Who she was: Japanese novelist, poet, and lady-in-waiting; wrote Genji Monogatari (Tale of Genji); Murasaki Nikki (Lady Murasaki's Diary)
  • Included in lists (What's This?): LRP; GC

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