Born: January 14, 1925
Died: November 25, 1970
Occupation: Author, novelist, playwright, poet, essayist, critic
Biography: Yukio Mishima was the pen name of Kimitake Hiraoka, a Japanese author, poet, playwright, actor, and film director. Nominated three times for the Nobel Prize in Literature, Mishima is considered one of the most important Japanese authors of the 20th century.