Shogo Sato (1955–) was born in Nagasaki Prefecture. He won the Subaru Literary Prize in 1983 for Eien no 1/2 (Half of Eternity), which became a bestseller and was adapted into a movie. His novel Janpu (Jump) was named the best book of the year by Hon no zasshi (Magazine of Books), a book review magazine, in 2000. His other works include Kojin kyoju (Private Lessons), Toriatsukai chui (Read before Using), and Y. In 2017, He won the Naoki Prize for Tsuki no michikake (The Revolutions of the Moon).