• Born date: 1850-06-27
  • Born in: Ottoman Empire
  • Death date: 1904-09-26
  • Death in: JapaN
Lafcadio Hearn

Patrick Lafcadio Hearn (/hɜrn/; 27 June 1850 – 26 September 1904), known also by the Japanese name Koizumi Yakumo (小泉 八雲), was an international writer, known best for his books about Japan, especially his collections of Japanese legends and ghost stories, such as Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things. In the United States, Hearn is also known for his writings about the city of New Orleans based on his ten-year stay in that city.