Arimasa Osawa

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Arimasa Osawa
Born (1956-03-08) 8 March 1956 (age 58)
Nagoya, Japan
Occupation Writer
Language Japanese
Period 1978–present
Genre Hardboiled, crime fiction, thriller
Notable awards Mystery Writers of Japan Award (1991)
Naoki Prize (1993)
Website
www.osawa-office.co.jp/write/osawa.html
In this Japanese name, the family name is "Osawa".

Arimasa Osawa (大沢在昌 Ōsawa Arimasa?, born 8 March 1956) is a Japanese writer of hardboiled and thriller. He served as the 12th President of the Mystery Writers of Japan from 2005 to 2009.

Works in English translation[edit]

Detective Samejima series (Shinjuku Shark series)

"Same" or "zame" means "shark" in English.

Awards[edit]

  • 1978 – Shosetsu Suiri New Writers Prize: Kanshō no Machikado (Sentimental Streets) (short story)
  • 1991 – Mystery Writers of Japan Award for Best Novel: Shinjuku Shark
  • 1991 – Yoshikawa Eiji Prize for New Writers: Shinjuku Shark
  • 1991 – The Best Japanese Crime Fiction of the Year (Kono Mystery ga Sugoi! 1991): Shinjuku Shark
  • 1993 – Naoki Prize: Mugen Ningyō: Shinjuku-Zame 4 (Poisoning Doll: Shinjuku Shark 4)
  • 2000 – Japan Adventure Fiction Association Prize: Kokoro de wa Omosugiru (The Heart Is Too Heavy)
  • 2001 – Japan Adventure Fiction Association Prize: Yamisaki Annainin (Guide into Darkness)
  • 2004 – Shibata Renzaburo Prize: Pandora Airando (Pandora Island [3])
  • 2006 – Japan Adventure Fiction Association Prize: Ōkami-Bana: Shinjuku-Zame 9 (The Werewolf: Shinjuku Shark 9)
  • 2010 – Japan Mystery Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement
  • 2011 – Japan Adventure Fiction Association Prize: Kizuna Kairō: Shinjuku-Zame 10 (Ties That Bind: Shinjuku Shark 10)

Main works[edit]

Private detective Ko Sakuma series[edit]

  • Novels
    • Hyōteki Sōro (標的走路?), 1980
    • Tsuisekisha no Kettō (追跡者の血統?), 1986
    • Yukihotaru (雪蛍?), 1996
    • Kokoro de wa Omosugiru (心では重すぎる?), 2000
  • Short story collections
    • Kanshō no Machikado (感傷の街角?), 1982
    • Hyōhaku no Machikado (漂泊の街角?), 1985

Arbeit detective series[edit]

  1. Arubaito Ai (アルバイト探偵?), 1986 (short story collection)
  2. Arubaito Ai: Chōdokushi o Sagase (アルバイト探偵 調毒師を捜せ?), 1987 (novel)
  3. Joō-heika no Arubaito Ai (女王陛下のアルバイト探偵?), 1988 (novel)
  4. Fushigi no Kuni no Arubaito Ai (不思議の国のアルバイト探偵?), 1989 (novel)
  5. Arubaito Ai: Gōmon Yūenchi (アルバイト探偵 拷問遊園地?), 1991 (novel)
  6. Kaette kita Arubaito Ai (帰ってきたアルバイト探偵?), 2004 (novel)

Detective Samejima series (Shinjuku Shark series)[edit]

  • Novels
    1. Shinjuku-Zame (新宿鮫?), 1990 (Shinjuku Shark, Vertical, 2007)
    2. Doku-Zaru: Shinjuku-Zame 2 (毒猿 新宿鮫II?), 1991 (The Poison Ape, Vertical, 2008)
    3. Shikabane Ran: Shinjuku-Zame 3 (屍蘭 新宿鮫III?), 1993
    4. Mugen Ningyō: Shinjuku-Zame 4 (無間人形 新宿鮫IV?), 1993
    5. Honō Sanagi: Shinjuku-Zame 5 (炎蛹 新宿鮫V?), 1995
    6. Kōri Mai: Shinjuku-Zame 6 (氷舞 新宿鮫VI?), 1997
    7. Haiya: Shinjuku-Zame 7 (灰夜 新宿鮫VII?), 2001
    8. Fūka Suimyaku: Shinjuku-Zame 8 (風化水脈 新宿鮫VIII?), 2000
    9. Ōkami-Bana: Shinjuku-Zame 9 (狼花 新宿鮫IX?), 2006
    10. Kizuna Kairō: Shinjuku-Zame 10 (絆回廊 新宿鮫X?), 2011
  • Short story collection
    • Samejima no Kao: Shinjuku-Zame Tampenshū (鮫島の貌 新宿鮫短編集?), 2012

Standalone novels[edit]

  • Yamisaki Annainin (闇先案内人?), 2001
  • Pandora Airando [Pandora Island] (パンドラ・アイランド?), 2004

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Shinjuku Shark by Arimasa Osawa". Vertical. Retrieved 14 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "The Poison Ape by Arimasa Osawa". Vertical. Retrieved 14 October 2013. 
  3. ^ J'Lit | Publications : Pandora Island | Books from Japan (English)

External links[edit]

  • Profile at J'Lit Books from Japan (English)