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Yomiuri Prize

Japanese Literature

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1lilisin
Edited: Feb 26, 2015, 10:51pm Top

The Yomiuri Prize is the prize that is supposed to build a "cultural nation" as per the corresponding Wiki article.

I include only the fiction category in this thread.

Also, this website (written in English) gives additional information about the prize and English summaries of the winners from 2001 to 2013. In fact, that website in general is incredible for finding out about the latest fiction coming out of Japan, whether translated or not.

2lilisin
Edited: Feb 26, 2015, 10:47pm Top

1950s:
1949 Masuji Ibuse : Honjitsu Kyushin
1950 Kōji Uno Omigawa : (思ひ川, River of Thought)
1951 Shōhei Ōoka : Nobi (Fires on the Plain)
1952 Hiroyuki Agawa : Haru no shiro (Citadel in Spring)
1953 No award
1954 Haruo Satō : (Shōshi Mandara)
1955 Ton Satomi : Koigokoro
Aya Kōda : Kuroi suso
1956 Yukio Mishima : Kinkakuji (The Temple of the Golden Pavilion)
Mantarō Kubota : San no tori
1957 Murō Saisei : Anzukko
Yaeko Nogami : Meiro
1958 No award
1959 Hakuchō Masamune : Kotoshi no aki
Shigeharu Nakano : Nashi no hana

1960s:
1960 Shigeru Tonomura : Miotsukushi
1961 No award
1962 Kōbō Abe Suna no Onna : (Woman in the Dunes)
1963 Yasushi Inoue : Fūtō
1964 Akatsuki Kambayashi : Shiroi yakatabune
1965 Junzo Shono : Yube no Kumo (Evening Clouds)
1966 Fumio Niwa : Ichiro
1967 Kiku Amino : Ichigo-ichie
1968 Taeko Kōno : Fui no koe (不意の声, A Sudden Voice)
Kōsaku Takii : Yashu
1969 Haruto Kō : Ichijō no hikari
Tan Onuma : Kaichūdokei

1970s:
1970 Ken'ichi Yoshida : Gareki no naka
1971 No award
1972 Tatsuo Nagai : Cochabamba-yuki
1973 Tsuneko Nakazato : Utamakura
Shōtarō Yasuoka : Hashire tomahōku
1974 Yoshie Wada : Tsugiki no dai
1975 Kazuo Dan : Kataku no hito
Junnosuke Yoshiyuki : Kaban no nakami
1976 Yoshinori Yagi : Kazamatsuri
1977 Toshio Shimao : Shi no toge
1978 Noguchi Fujio : Kakute arikeri
1979 Toshimasa Shimamura : Myōkō no aki

1980s:
1980 No award
1981 Hisashi Inoue : Kirikirijin
Ryōtarō Shiba : Hitobito no ashioto
1982 Kenzaburō Ōe : Ame no ki (Rain Tree)
1983 No award
1984 Akira Yoshimura : Hagoku (Prison Break)
1985 Takako TakahashivIkari no ko (Child of Wrath)
Hideo Takubo : Kaizu
1986 Yūko Tsushima : Yoru no hikari ni owarete
1987 Tatsuhiko Shibusawa : Takaoka Shinnō kōkaiki
1988 Takehiro Irokawa : Kyōjin nikki
1989 Yūichi Takai : Yoru no ari
Yoshikichi Furui : Kari ōjōden shibun

3lilisin
Edited: Feb 26, 2015, 11:16pm Top

1990s:
1990 Toshio Moriuchi : Hyōga ga kuru made ni
1991 Hiroshi Sakagami : Yasashii teihakuchi
Sō Aono : Haha yo
1992 Eisuke Nakazono : Peking hanten kyūkan nite
1993 No award
1994 Momoko Ishii : Maboroshi no akai mi
Senji Kuroi : Kāten kōru
1995 Keizō Hino : Hikari
Haruki Murakami : Nejimakidori kuronikuru (The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle)
1996 No award
1997 Ryū Murakami : In za miso-sūpu (In the Miso Soup)
Nobuo Kojima : Uruwashiki hibi
1998 Kunio Ogawa : Hashisshi gyangu (The Hashish Gang)
Noboru Tsujihara : Tobe kirin (Fly, Kirin!)
1999 Yasutaka Tsutsui : Watashi no gurampa
Taku Miki : Hadashi to kaigara

2000s:
2000 Naoyuki Ii : Nigotta gekiryū ni kakaru hashi (A Bridge over a Muddy Torrent)
Amy Yamada : A2Z
2001 Anna Ogino : Horafuki Anri no boken / ホラ吹きアンリの冒険 (The Adventures of Henri the Braggart)
2002 Minae Mizumura : Honkaku shosetsu / 本格小説 (A True Novel)
2003 Ogawa Yôko : Hakase no aishita sūshiki / 博士の愛した数式 (The Housekeeper and the Professor)
2004 Hisaki Matsuura : Hanto / 半島 (Peninsula)
2005 Toshiyuki Horie : Kagan bojitsu sho / 河岸忘日抄 (Riverbank Days)
Katsusuke Miyauchi : Shoshin / 焼身 (Immolation)
2006 No award
2007 Rieko Matsuura : Kenshin / 犬身 (A Dog's Body)
2008 Sou Kurokawa : Kamome no hi / かもめの日 (A Seagull's Day)
2009 Kaoru Takamura : Taiyo o hiku uma / 太陽を曳く馬 (The Horse of the Sun)

2010s:
2010 Natsuo Kirino : Nanika aru
2011 No award
2012 Yoko Tawada : Kumo o tsukamu hanashi
Masashi Matsuie : Kazan no fumoto de / 火山のふもとで (At the Foot of the Volcano)
2013 Kiyoko Murata : Yujo ko / ゆうじょこう (A Woman of Pleasure)

4lilisin
Feb 26, 2015, 10:55pm Top

Despite being much more familiar with this list than the Akutagawa Prize list, I'm surprised that I've only read 2 books from this list (and they were amazing). However, the ones on the TBR list are either authors I've read many books from but just haven't read the one listed, or they are books I already planned on purchasing in the future.

Read:
1951 Shōhei Ōoka : Nobi (Fires on the Plain)
1962 Kōbō Abe Suna no Onna : (Woman in the Dunes)

TBR:
1949 Masuji Ibuse : Honjitsu Kyushin
1956 Yukio Mishima : Kinkakuji (The Temple of the Golden Pavilion)
1963 Yasushi Inoue : Fūtō
1982 Kenzaburō Ōe : Ame no ki (Rain Tree)
1984 Akira Yoshimura : Hagoku (Prison Break)
1995 Keizō Hino : Hikari
Haruki Murakami : Nejimakidori kuronikuru (The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle)
1997 Ryū Murakami : In za miso-sūpu (In the Miso Soup)
1999 Yasutaka Tsutsui : Watashi no gurampa
2003 Ogawa Yôko : Hakase no aishita sūshiki (The Housekeeper and the Professor)
2010 Natsuo Kirino : Nanika aru

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