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Book awards: Yomiuri Prize for Literature

Book awards by cover

Works (70)

TitlesOrder
Fires on the Plain by Shōhei ŌokaFiction, 1951
Citadel in Spring by 阿川 弘之Fiction, 1952
黒い裾 by 文 幸田Fiction, 1955
The Temple of the Golden Pavilion by Yukio MishimaFiction, 1956
The Labyrinth by Nogami Yaeko 野上弥生子Fiction, 1957
杏つ子 by 犀星 室生Ficition, 1957
The Iliad, book 1 of 3 by ホメーロスScholarship and translation, 1958
The Iliad, book 2 of 3 by ホメーロスScholarship and translation, 1958
The Iliad, book 3 of 3 by ホメーロスScholarship and translation, 1958
梨の花 (岩波文庫) by 中野 重治Fiction, 1959
The Woman in the Dunes by Kōbō AbeFiction, 1962
Wind and waves by Yasushi InoueFiction, 1963
能面 (Noh-Men) (Noh Mask) by Masako ShirasuScholarship and translation, 1963
Evening Clouds by Junzo ShonoFiction, 1965
定本・野鳥記〈第10巻〉野鳥の観察 by 中西 悟堂Scholarship and translation, 1965
定本・野鳥記〈第11巻〉野鳥の観察 by 中西 悟堂Scholarship and translation, 1965
定本・野鳥記〈第13巻〉思索とエッセイ by 中西 悟堂Scholarship and translation, 1965
定本・野鳥記〈第14巻〉恩顧の人々 by 中西 悟堂Scholarship and translation, 1965
定本・野鳥記〈第9巻〉野鳥と環境 (1979年) by 中西 悟堂Scholarship and translation, 1965
定本野鳥記〈第2巻〉野鳥のすみか by 悟堂(1895-1984) 中西Scholarship and translation, 1965
定本野鳥記〈第3巻〉鳥を語る (1963年) by 中西 悟堂Scholarship and translation, 1965
定本野鳥記〈第4巻〉鳥山河 (1963年) by 中西 悟堂Scholarship and translation, 1965
定本野鳥記〈第5巻〉人と鳥 (1964年) by 中西 悟堂Scholarship and translation, 1965
定本野鳥記〈第6巻〉雲表 (1964年) by 中西 悟堂Scholarship and translation, 1965
定本野鳥記〈第8巻〉私の風土 (1966年) by 中西 悟堂Scholarship and translation, 1965
一路 by 文雄 丹羽Fiction, 1966
A Sudden Voice by Taeko KōnoFiction, 1968
Pocket watch by Tan OnumaFiction, 1969
Waseda no mori (早稻田の森) by Masuji IbuseEssay and Travelogue, 1971
かくれ里 (講談社文芸文庫―現代日本のエッセイ) by 白洲 正子Essay and Travelogue, 1972
House on Fire, book 1 of 2 by 檀 一雄Fiction, 1975
House on Fire, book 2 of 2 by 檀 一雄Fiction, 1975
The Sting of Death and Other Stories by Toshio ShimaoCollection, 1977
檜原村紀聞―その風土と人間 (平凡社ライブラリー) by 瓜生 卓造Essay and Travelogue, 1977
犬が星見た―ロシア旅行 (中公文庫) by 武田 百合子Essay and Travelogue, 1979
Kirikirijin by 井上ひさし,Fiction, 1981
Kirikirijin, book 1 of 3 by Hisashi InoueFiction, 1981
Kirikirijin, book 2 of 3 by Hisashi InoueFiction, 1981
Kirikirijin, book 3 of 3 by Hisashi InoueFiction, 1981
ひとびとの跫音〈下〉 (中公文庫) by Ryōtarō ShibaFiction, 1981
「雨の木 (レイン・ツリー) 」を聴く女たち by 大江 健三郎Fiction, 1982
意識と本質―精神的東洋を索めて (岩波文庫) by 井筒 俊彦Scholarship and translation, 1983
百代の過客―日記にみる日本人 (下) (朝日選書 (260)) by ドナルド・キーンCriticism and biography, 1984
破獄 (新潮文庫) by 吉村 昭Fiction, 1984
月の宴 by 佐多稲子,Essay and Travelogue, 1985
謎とき『罪と罰』 (新潮選書) by 江川 卓Criticism and biography, 1986
高丘親王航海記 (文春文庫) by Tatsuhiko ShibusawaFiction, 1987
Le journal d'un fou by Takehiro IrokawaFiction, 1988
カヴァフィス全詩集 by コンスタンディノス・ペトルゥ カヴScholarship and translation, 1988
Mutter wo bist du : Roman by 青野 聰Fiction, 1991
森のバロック (講談社学術文庫) by 中沢 新一Criticism and biography, 1992
母なる自然のおっぱい (新潮文庫) by 池澤 夏樹Essay and Travelogue, 1992
Fujitsu na bijoka teishuku na busu ka (不実な美女か貞淑な醜女か) by 米原 万里Essay and Travelogue, 1994
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, Part 1 by 村上 春樹Fiction, 1995
by Keizo HinoFiction, 1995
In the Miso Soup by Ryū MurakamiFiction, 1997
ブルーノ・シュルツ全集 by ブルーノ シュルツScholarship and translation, 1998
Watashi no Guranpa by 筒井 康隆Fiction, 1999
A2Z by 山田 詠美Fiction, 2000
A True Novel by Minae MizumuraFiction, 2002
A True Novel, book 1 of 2 by 水村 美苗Fiction, 2002
A True Novel, book 2 of 2 by 水村 美苗Fiction, 2002
The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko OgawaFiction, 2003
河岸忘日抄 (新潮文庫) by Toshiyuki HorieFiction, 2005
斜線の旅 by 管 啓次郎Essay and Travelogue, 2010
異邦の香り ネルヴァル『東方紀行』論 (講談社文芸文庫) by 野崎 歓Scholarship and translation, 2010
雲をつかむ話 by 多和田 葉子Fiction, 2012
アイルランドモノ語り by 栩木伸明Essay and Travelogue, 2013
名井島 by 時里 二郎Poetry and haiku, 2018
The Tale of Genji, book 1 of 3Scholarship and translation, 2020

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Established by the Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper in 1948, the Yomiuri Prize is one of the most prestigious Japanese literary prizes. Prize winners are awarded ¥1 million and an inkstone. Past winners have included Yukio Mishima, Kobo Abe, and Haruki Murakami.

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