Shusaku Endo is widely regarded as one of the greatest Japanese authors of the late twentieth century. Born in 1923, he won many major literary awards and was nominated for the Nobel Prize several times. His novels, which have been translated into twenty-eight languages, include The Sea and Poison, Wonderful Fool, Deep River and Silence. He died in 1996.
On Shusaku Endo, author of Silence, and fiction that transcends the divisions between us.
Ahead of his Academy Award nominated film adaptation of Silence, Martin Scorsese discusses Shusaku Endo's classic story of faith and suffering.