Honkaku Mystery Writers Club of Japan

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Honkaku Mystery Writers Club of Japan (本格ミステリ作家クラブ Honkaku Misuteri Sakka Kurabu?) is a Japan-based organization for mystery writers who write Honkaku (i.e. authentic, orthodox) mystery.

The organization was founded on 3 November 2000 by Natsuhiko Kyogoku, Kaoru Kitamura, Tetsuya Ayukawa and the other mystery writers. It is currently chaired by Rintaro Norizuki and claims about 150 members.

It presents the Honkaku Mystery Grand Prize to writers every year and produces the annual anthology.

Honkaku mystery[edit]

Honkaku (i.e. authentic, orthodox) mystery is one of sub-genres of mystery fiction that focuses on "fair play". Mystery novels written during the "Golden Age" of the mystery novel (e.g., the Ellery Queen novels) are regarded as examples of Honkaku mystery.

Presidents[edit]

  1. Arisu Arisugawa (2000-2005) (ja:有栖川有栖) [1]
  2. Kaoru Kitamura (2005-2009)
  3. Masaki Tsuji (2009-2013)
  4. Rintaro Norizuki (2013- ) (ja:法月綸太郎) [2]

Anthologies[edit]

The HMC started producing the annual anthology in 2001.

References[edit]

  • Honkaku Mystery Writers Club of Japan (2010), Honkaku Misuteri Taisho Zen Sempyo 2001-2010 / Honkaku Mystery Grand Prize All Selecting And Commenting (本格ミステリ大賞全選評 2001-2010), Kobunsha, Tokyo
  • Shimpo, Hirohisa (2000), "Honkaku". Nihon Misuteri Jiten(日本ミステリー事典), Shinchosha, Tokyo
  1. ^ J'Lit | Authors : Arisu Arisugawa | Books from Japan (English)
  2. ^ J'Lit | Authors : Rintaro Norizuki | Books from Japan (English)

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