西尾維新, Ishin Nishio, Nisio Isin
Years active:2002-Present
Website Twitter NISIOISIN whose pen name is a palindrome is a Japanese novelist and manga writer. He attended and left Ritsumeikan University without graduating. In 2002 he debuted with the novel Kubikiri Cycle which earned him the 23rd Mephisto Award at 20 years of age. He currently works for Kodansha on Pandora the Kodansha Box magazine and Faust a literary magazine containing the works of other young authors who similarly take influence from light novels and otaku culture. He was also publishing a 12volume series over 12 months for the Kodansha Box line fellow author Ryusui Seiryoin was matching this output and the Kodansha Box website stated that this is the first time in the world two authors have written 12volume monthly novel series simultaneously for the same publisher.