Keigo Higashino

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Keigo Higashino
Born (1958-02-04) February 4, 1958 (age 56)
Osaka, Japan
Occupation Author
Nationality Japanese
Period 1985–present
Genre Mystery fiction, crime fiction, thriller

Keigo Higashino (東野 圭吾 Higashino Keigo?, born February 4, 1958) is a Japanese author chiefly known for his mystery novels. He served as the 13th President of Mystery Writers of Japan from 2009 to 2013.

Biography[edit]

Born in Osaka, he started writing novels while still working as an engineer at Nippon Denso Co. (presently DENSO). He won the Edogawa Rampo Award, which is awarded annually to the unpublished finest mystery work, in 1985 for the novel Hōkago (After School) at age 27. Subsequently, he quit his job and started a career as a writer in Tokyo.

In 1999, he won the Mystery Writers of Japan Award for the novel Naoko, which was translated into English by Kerim Yasar and published by Vertical Inc.[1] in 2004. In 2006, he won the 134th Naoki Prize for The Devotion of Suspect X (Yōgisha X no Kenshin). His novels had been nominated five times before winning the award. The novel also won the 6th Honkaku Mystery Grand Prize and was ranked as the number-one novel by Kono Mystery ga Sugoi! 2006 and 2006 Honkaku Mystery Best 10, annual mystery fiction guide books published in Japan.

The English translation of The Devotion of Suspect X was nominated for the 2012 Edgar Award for Best Novel and the 2012 Barry Award for Best First Novel.

He writes not only mystery novels but also essays and story books for children. The style of writing differs from his novels, but basically he does not use as many characters as in his novels.[citation needed]

Works in English translation[edit]

Detective Galileo series
Other novels
  • Naoko (original title: Himitsu), trans. Kerim Yasar (Vertical, 2004)
  • Malice, trans. Alexander O. Smith (Minotaur Books, 2014)

Awards and nominations[edit]

Japanese Awards
U.S. Awards
French Award
  • 2010 - Prix Polar International: Mukashi Boku ga Shinda Ie (French title: La maison où je suis mort autrefois)

Bibliography[edit]

Detective Galileo series[edit]

  • Novels
  • Short story collections
    • Tantei Galileo (探偵ガリレオ?), 1998 (Detective Galileo)
    • Yochimu (予知夢?), 2000 (Foresight Dream)
    • Galileo no Kunō (ガリレオの苦悩?), 2008 (The Anguish of Galileo)
    • Kyozō no Dōkeshi: Galileo 7 (虚像の道化師 ガリレオ7?), 2012 (The Virtual Clown)
    • Kindan no Majutsu: Galileo 8 (禁断の魔術 ガリレオ8?), 2012 (The Forbidden Magic)

Kyoichiro Kaga series[edit]

  • Novels
    • Sotsugyō (卒業?), 1986 (Graduation)
    • Nemuri no mori (眠りの森?), 1989 (The Forest in Sleep)
    • Dochiraka ga Kanojo o Koroshita (どちらかが彼女を殺した?), 1996 (Who Killed Her)
    • Akui (悪意?), 1996 (Malice)
    • Watashi ga Kare o Koroshita (私が彼を殺した?), 1999 (I Killed Him)
    • Akai Yubi (赤い指?), 2006 (The Red Finger)
    • Shinzanmono (新参者?), 2009 (The Newcomer)
    • Kirin no Tsubasa (麒麟の翼?), 2011 (The Wings of the Kirin)
    • Inori no Maku ga Oriru Toki (祈りの幕が下りる時?), 2013 (When the Curtain of Prayer Descend)
  • Short story collection
    • Uso o Mō Hitotsu Dake (嘘をもうひとつだけ?), 2000 (Just One More Lie)

Naniwa Detective Boys series[edit]

  • Naniwa Shōnen Tanteidan (浪花少年探偵団?), 1988, Short story collection (Naniwa Detective Boys)
  • Shinobu Sense ni Sayonara (しのぶセンセにサヨナラ?), 1993, Short story collection (Goodbye, Miss Shinobu)

Detective Daigoro Tenkaichi series[edit]

  • Meitantei no Okite (名探偵の掟?), 1996, Short story collection (The Rule of the Detective)
  • Meitantei no Jubaku (名探偵の呪縛?), 1996, Novel (The Curse of the Detective)

Other novels[edit]

  • Hōkago (放課後?), 1985 (After School)
  • Hakuba Sansō Satsujin Jiken (白馬山荘殺人事件?), 1986 (The Murder in Mansion Hakuba)
  • Gakusei-gai no Satsujin (学生街の殺人?), 1987 (The Murder in the College Town)
  • Jūichi Moji no Satsujin (11文字の殺人?), 1987 (The Case of 11 Letters)
  • Makyū (魔球?), 1988 (Magic Ball)
  • Uinku de Kampai (ウインクで乾杯?), 1988 (Cheers with a Blink)
  • Jūji Yashiki no Piero (十字屋敷のピエロ?), 1989 (The Clown of House Juji)
  • Chōjin Keikaku (鳥人計画?), 1989 (Plan Chojin)
  • Satsujin Genba wa Kumo no Ue (殺人現場は雲の上?), 1989 (Murder on the Cloud)
  • Burūtasu no Shinzō (ブルータスの心臓?), 1989 (Heart of Burutasu)
  • Shukumei (宿命?), 1990 (Fate)
  • Kamen Sansō Satsujin Jiken (仮面山荘殺人事件?), 1990 (The Murder in Mansion Masquerade)
  • Henshin (変身?), 1991 (Transformation)
  • Kairōtei Satsujin Jiken (回廊亭殺人事件?), 1991 (The Murder in Kairotei)
  • Aru Tozasareta Yuki no Sansō de (ある閉ざされた雪の山荘で?), 1992 (In a Mension Covered with Snow)
  • Utsukushiki Kyōki (美しき凶器?), 1992 (Beautiful Weapon)
  • Dōkyūsei (同級生?), 1993 (Classmate)
  • Bunshin (分身?), 1993 (Alter Ego)
  • Mukashi Boku ga Shinda Ie (むかし僕が死んだ家?), 1994 (The Home Where I Died)
  • Niji o Ayatsuru Shōnen (虹を操る少年?), 1994 (The Boy Who Controlled the Rainbow)
  • Parareru Wārudo Rabu Sutōrī (Parallel world love story) (パラレルワールド・ラブストーリー?), 1995
  • Tenkū no Hachi (天空の蜂?), 1995 (The Bee in the Sky)
  • Himitsu (秘密?), 1998 (Naoko, Vertical, 2004)
  • Byakuyakō (白夜行?), 1999 (Journey Under the Midnight Sun)
  • Kataomoi (片想い?), 2001 (One-sided Love)
  • Reikusaido (Lakeside) (レイクサイド?), 2002
  • Tokio (時生?), 2002
  • Gēmu no Na wa Yūkai (ゲームの名は誘拐?), 2002 (Kidnapping Game)
  • Tegami (手紙?), 2003 (Letter)
  • Ore wa Hijōkin (おれは非情勤?), 2003 (I'm the Ruthless Teacher)
  • Satsujin no Mon (殺人の門?), 2003 (The Door of Murder)
  • Gen'ya (幻夜?), 2004 (Mysterius Night)
  • Samayou Yaiba (さまよう刃?), 2004 (The Hestitating Blade)
  • Shimei to Tamashii no Rimitto (使命と魂のリミット?), 2006 (The Limit of Mission and Heart)
  • Yoake no Machi de (夜明けの街で?), 2007 (The Street Where the Dawn Breaks)
  • Daiingu Ai (Dying Eye) (ダイイング・アイ?), 2007
  • Ryūsei no Kizuna (流星の絆?), 2008 (The Bonds of the Shooting Star)
  • Paradokkusu Sātīn (Paradox 13) (パラドックス13?), 2009
  • Kakkō no Tamago wa Dare no Mono (カッコウの卵は誰のもの?), 2010 (Whose Cuckoo Eggs)
  • Purachina Dēta (Platinum Data) (プラチナデータ?), 2010
  • Hakugin Jakku (白銀ジャック?), 2010 (Silver Hijack)
  • Masukarēdo Hoteru (Masquerade Hotel) (マスカレード・ホテル?), 2011
  • Namiya Zakkaten no Kiseki (ナミヤ雑貨店の奇蹟?), 2012 (The Miracle in the Grocery Store)
  • Mugen-bana (夢幻花?), 2013 (Dream Flower)

Other short story collections[edit]

  • Tantei Kurabu (探偵倶楽部?), 1990 (Detective Club)
  • Hannin no Inai Satsujin no Yoru (犯人のいない殺人の夜?), 1990 (A Night of Murder with no Murderer)
  • Kōtsū Keisatsu no Yoru (交通警察の夜?), 1991 (A Night of the Traffic Officer)
  • Ayashii Hitobito (怪しい人びと?), 1994 (Suspicious People)
  • Kaishō Shōsetsu (怪笑小説?), 1995 (Weird Laughs Novel)
  • Dokushō Shōsetsu (毒笑小説?), 1996 (Poisonous Laughs Novel)
  • Chō Satsujin Jiken: Suiri Sakka no Kunō (超・殺人事件 推理作家の苦悩?), 2001 (Super-Murder: The Anguish of the Mystery Writers)
  • Kokushō Shōsetsu (黒笑小説?), 2005 (Dark Laughs Novel)
  • Ano Koro no Dareka (あの頃の誰か?), 2011 (Someone of Those Days)
  • Waishō Shōsetsu (歪笑小説?), 2012 (Crooked Laughs Novel)

Picture book[edit]

  • Santa no Obasan (サンタのおばさん?), 2001 (Illustrated by Hiromi Sugita)

TV and film adaptations[edit]

Some of his novels have been made into TV drama series and films:

Japanese films
Japanese TV dramas
South Korean films
French film
  • The Secret (Film, 2007, based on Himitsu; French title: Si J'etais Toi, meaning "If I Were You")

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.vertical-inc.com/books/naoko.html
  2. ^ The 2012 List | Reference & User Services Association (RUSA)
  3. ^ "Platina Data" (in Japanese). platinadata.jp.net. Retrieved 2012-04-02. 
  4. ^ "白夜行 (2006)" (in Japanese). allcinema.net. Retrieved 2011-01-14. 

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