Edogawa Rampo Award

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The Edogawa Rampo Award (江戸川乱歩賞 Edogawa Ranpo Shō?), named after Edogawa Rampo, is a Japanese literary award which has been presented every year by the Mystery Writers of Japan since 1955.[1]

Though its name is similar to the Edgar Allan Poe Awards, which has been presented by Mystery Writers of America, the Edogawa Rampo Award is not a counterpart of the Edgar Awards. The Japanese counterparts of the Edgar awards are the Mystery Writers of Japan Awards, which honor the best in crime fiction and critical/biographical work published in the previous year.

The Edogawa Rampo Award is an award for unpublished mystery novels. It is sponsored by Kodansha and Fuji Television. Not only is the novel of winner, which is selected from more than 300 entries, published by Kodansha, but the winner also receives a prize of 10,000,000 yen.

The members of the 2014 selection committee are Natsuo Kirino, Natsuhiko Kyogoku, Ira Ishida, Arisu Arisugawa (ja) and Bin Konno (ja), who is the current president of the Mystery Writers of Japan.

Winners[edit]

The first and second Edogawa Rampo Award is not the crime novel award, but an award given to persons who have made an outstanding contribution to the genre.

Year Winner Winning entry Available in English Language Translation
1 1955 Kawataro Nakajima Biographical and bibliographical dictionary of detective fiction
2 1956 Hayakawa Publishing Corporation (ja) Publication of Hayakawa Pocket Mystery Books (ja)
3 1957 Etsuko Niki (ja) Neko wa Shitteita (猫は知っていた?)
4 1958 Kyo Takigawa (ja) Nureta Kokoro (濡れた心?)
5 1959 Fumiko Shinsho (ja) Kikenna Kankei (危険な関係?)
6 1960 No Award Presented
7 1961 CHIN Shunshin Karekusa no Ne (枯草の根?)
8 1962 Sen Saga (ja) Hanayakana Shitai (華やかな死体?)
Masako Togawa Ōinaru Gen'ei (大いなる幻影?) The Master Key
9 1963 Shota Fujimura (ja) Kodokuna Asufaruto (孤独なアスファルト?)
10 1964 Noboru Saito (ja) Ari no Ki no Shita de (蟻の木の下で?)
11 1965 Kyotaro Nishimura Tenshi no Shōkon (天使の傷痕?)
12 1966 Sakae Saito Satsujin no Kifu (殺人の棋譜?)
13 1967 Eisuke Kaito (ja) Berurin 1888nen (伯林 一八八八年?)
14 1968 No Award Presented
15 1969 Seiichi Morimura Kōsō no Shikaku (高層の死角?)
16 1970 Yotaro Otani (ja) Satsui no Ensō (殺意の演奏?)
17 1971 No Award Presented
18 1972 Shunzo Waku (ja) Kamen Hōtei (仮面法廷?)
19 1973 Hajime Komine (ja) Arukimedesu wa Te o Yogosanai (アルキメデスは手を汚さない?)
20 1974 Kyuzo Kobayashi (ja) Ankoku Kokuchi (暗黒告知?)
21 1975 Keisuke Kusaka (ja) Chō-tachi wa Ima (蝶たちは今…?)
22 1976 Ro Tomono (ja) Gojūmannen no Shikaku (五十万年の死角?)
23 1977 Sen Fujimoto (ja) Toki o Kizamu Shio (時をきざむ潮?)
Tatsuo Kaji (ja) Tōmeina Kisetsu (透明な季節?)
24 1978 Kaoru Kurimoto Bokura no Jidai (ぼくらの時代?)
25 1979 Yoshio Takayanagi (ja) Puraha kara no Dōke-tachi (プラハからの道化たち?)
26 1980 Motohiko Izawa Sarumaru Genshikō (猿丸幻視行?)
27 1981 Akira Nagai (ja) Genshiro no Kani (原子炉の蟹?)
28 1982 Fumihiko Nakatsu (ja) Ōgon Ryūsa (黄金流砂?)
Futari Okajima (ja) Kogecha-iro no Pasuteru (焦茶色のパステル?)
29 1983 Katsuhiko Takahashi Sharaku Satsujin Jiken (写楽殺人事件?) The Case of the Sharaku Murders
30 1984 Kanako Torii (ja) Tennyo no Matsuei (天女の末裔?)
31 1985 Keigo Higashino Hōkago (放課後?)
Masahiro Mori (ja) Mōtsaruto wa Komoriuta o Utawanai (モーツァルトは子守唄を歌わない?)
32 1986 Yoko Yamazaki (ja) Hanazono no Meikyū (花園の迷宮?)
33 1987 Toshihiro Ishii (ja) Kaze no Tānrōdo (風のターンロード?)
34 1988 Koichi Sakamoto (ja) Hakushoku no Zanzō (白色の残像?)
35 1989 Shukei Nagasaka (ja) Asakusa Enoken Ichiza no Arashi (浅草エノケン一座の嵐?)
36 1990 Yoichi Abe (ja) Fenikkusu no Chōshō (フェニックスの弔鐘?)
Ryo Toba (ja) Ken-no-michi Satsujin Jiken (剣の道殺人事件?)
37 1991 Sho Narumi (ja) Naito Dansā (ナイトダンサー?)
Yuichi Shimpo (ja) Rensa (連鎖?)
38 1992 Yaichiro Kawada (ja) Shiroku Nagai Rōka (白く長い廊下?)
39 1993 Natsuo Kirino Kao ni Furikakaru Ame (顔に降りかかる雨?)
40 1994 Hiroyuki Nakajima (ja) Kensatsu Sōsa (検察捜査?)
41 1995 Iori Fujiwara (ja) Terorisuto no Parasoru (テロリストのパラソル?)
42 1996 Yoko Watanabe (ja) Hidarite ni Tsugeru Nakare (左手に告げるなかれ?)
43 1997 Hisashi Nozawa Hasen no Marisu (破線のマリス?)
44 1998 Harutoshi Fukui (ja) Tuerubu Wai Ō (Twelve Y. O.?)
Jun Ikeido (ja) Hatsuru Soko Naki (果つる底なき?)
45 1999 Takeshi Shinno (ja) Hachigatsu no Marukusu (八月のマルクス?)
46 2000 Urio Shudo (ja) Nō Otoko (脳男?)
47 2001 Kazuaki Takano Jūsan Kaidan (13階段?)
48 2002 Akihiro Miura (ja) Horobi no Monokurōmu (滅びのモノクローム?)
49 2003 Mihiro Akai (ja) Kageriyuku Natsu (翳りゆく夏?)
Kyosuke Shiranui (ja) Matchi Meiku (マッチメイク?)
50 2004 Yusuke Kamiyama (ja) Katakonbe (カタコンベ?)
51 2005 Gaku Yakumaru (ja) Tenshi no Naifu (天使のナイフ?)
52 2006 Ran Hayase (ja) Sannen-zaka Hi no Yume (三年坂 火の夢?)
Ren Kaburagi (ja) Tōkyō Damoi (東京ダモイ?)
53 2007 Keisuke Sone (ja) Chintei-gyo (沈底魚?)
54 2008 Kan Shoda (ja) Yūkai-ji (誘拐児?)
Hiromi Sueura (ja) Ketsubetsu no Mori (訣別の森?)
55 2009 Takefumi Endo (ja) Purizun Torikku (プリズン・トリック?)
56 2010 Dai Yokozeki (ja) Saikai (再会?)
57 2011 Nanao Kawase (ja) Yorozu no koto ni ki o tsukeyo (よろずのことに気をつけよ?)
Mayumi Kumura (ja) Kantō onsaito (完盗オンサイト?)
58 2012 Fumio Takano (ja) Karamāzofu no imōto (カラマーゾフの妹?)
59 2013 Yusuke Takeyoshi (ja) Shūmei-han (襲名犯?)
60 2014 Atsushi Shimomura (ja) Yami ni Kaoru Uso (闇に香る嘘?)

Finalists available in English[edit]

Not a few finalists were published in Japan.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fukue, Nastuko, "Literary awards run spectrum", Japan Times, 14 February 2012, p. 3.
  • Suekuni, Yoshimi (2000), "Edogawa Ranpo Shō". Nihon Misuteri Jiten(日本ミステリー事典), Shinchosha, Tokyo

See also[edit]

Japanese mystery awards for unpublished novels
Japanese mystery awards for best works published in the previous year

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