Yomiuri Prize

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The Yomiuri Prize for Literature (読売文学賞 Yomiuri Bungaku Shō?) is a literary award in Japan. The prize was founded in 1949 by the Yomiuri Shinbun Company to help form a "cultural nation". The winner is awarded two million Japanese yen and an inkstone.

Award categories[edit]

For the first two years, awards were granted in four categories: novels and plays, poetry, literary criticism, and scholarly studies. In 1950, novels and plays were split to form a total of five categories. This was further reorganized in 1966 to form six categories: novels, plays, essays and travel journals, criticism and biography, poetry, and academic studies and translation.

Award winners[edit]

Fiction[edit]

Year Winner Winning entry
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
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[1] 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
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
1980 No award
1981 Hisashi Inoue Kirikirijin
Ryōtarō Shiba Hitobito no ashioto
1982 Kenzaburō Ōe Ame no ki (Rain Tree)
1983 No award
1984[2] Akira Yoshimura Hagoku (Prison Break)
1985 Takako Takahashi Ikari 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
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
2000 Naoyuki Ii Nigotta gekiryū ni kakaru hashi (A Bridge over a Muddy Torrent)
Amy Yamada A2Z
2001 Anna Ogino Horafuki-Anri no bōken
2002 Minae Mizumura[3] Honkaku shōsetsu (A True Novel)
2003 Ogawa Yôko Hakase no aishita sūshiki (The Housekeeper and the Professor)
2004 Hisaki Matsuura Hantō
2005 Toshiyuki Horie Kagan bōjitsushō
Katsusuke Miyauchi Shōshin
2006 No award
2007 Rieko Matsuura Kenshin
2008 Sou Kurokawa Kamome no hi
2009 Kaoru Takamura Taiyō o hiku uma
2010 Natsuo Kirino Nanika aru
2011 No award
2012 Yoko Tawada Kumo o tsukamu hanashi
Masashi Matsuie Kazan no fumuto de

Drama[edit]

Year Winner Winning entry
1951 Jūrō Miyoshi Honō no hito, etc.
1952 Tsuneari Fukuda Ryū o nadeta otoko
1954 Chikao Tanaka Selection of works including "Kyōiku"
1961 Yukio Mishima Toka no Kiku
1964 Mitsuo Nakamura Kiteki issei
1965 Hideji Hōjō Selected plays of Hideji Hōjō
1967 Tadasu Iizawa Gonin no moyono
1972 Seiichi Yashiro Sharaku-kō
1974[4] Kōbō Abe Midoriiro no sutokkingu (The green stockings)
1975 Matsuyo Akimoto Nananin no misaki
1978 Junji Kinoshita Shigosen no matsuri
1979 Hisashi Inoue Shimijimi nihon – Nogi-taishō, Kobayashi Issa
1983 Kunio Shimizu Elegy
1984 Masakazu Yamazaki Oedipus shōten
1987 Minoru Betsuyaku Shokoku o henreki suru futari no kishi no monogatari
1990 Kouhei Tsuka Hiryūden ’90 – satsuriku no aki
1992 Tsutsumi Harue Kanadehon Hamlet
1994 Yoshiyuki Fukuda Watashi no downtown – Haha no shashin
1995 Jūichiro Takeuchi Tsuki no hikari
1997 Ryo Iwamatsu TV Days
Nozomi Makino Tokyo genshikaku club
1998[5] Matsuda Masataka Natsu no suna no ue (Over Summer Sands)
2000 Ai Nagai Hagi-ke no sanshimai
2001 Kankurō Kudō GO
2002 Sakate Yôji Yaneura (The Attic)
2003[3] Kara Jûrô Doro ningyo (Mud Mermaid)
2005 Hishida Shinya Powder - oshiroi
2006 Miwa Nishikawa Yureru
Noda Hideki Rope
2007 Kōki Mitani Confidant - Kizuna
2008 Kundō Koyama Okuribito
2009 Shoji Kokami Globe Jungle Kyokō no gekidan hataage 3 busaku
2011 Tomohiro Maekawa Taiyō
2012 Yang Yong-hi Kazoku no kuni

Poetry & haiku[edit]

Year Winner Winning entry
1966[6] Yuji Kinoshita TREELIKE
1993 Akiko Baba Akobu
1999[5] Nagata Kazuhiro Aiba
Mutsuo Takahashi
2003[3] Hasegawa Kai Kyokû (Emptiness)
2004[7] Kuriki Kyôko Natsu no ushiro (In Back of Summer)

Essay & Travelogue[edit]

Year Winner Winning entry
1967[8] Ikuma Dan sei/zoku 'Paipu no Kemuri'(正/続「パイプのけむり」)
1988[9] Kazuo Mizuta On the Pacific Age—Promoting a Pacific University
1999[5][dead link] None awarded
2003[3][dead link] Mikirō Sasaki Ajia kaidô kikô (A Travel Journal of the Asian Seaboard)
2004[7] Wakashima Tadashi Ranshidokusha no Ei-Bei tanpen kôgi (An Astigmatic Reader's Lectures on British and American Short Fiction)

Criticism & biography[edit]

Year Winner Winning entry
1999[5][dead link] Tanabe Seiko Dôtonbori no ame ni wakarete irai nari (Since Parting in the Rain at Dotombori)
2003[3][dead link] Noguchi Takehiko Bakumatsu kibun (That Late-Bakufu Feeling)
2004[7] umano Mitsuyoshi Yûtopia bungaku ron (On Utopian Literature)

Scholarship and translation[edit]

Year Winner Winning entry
1999[5] Yûhi Takashi Edo shiika-ron (Edo Period Poetry)
(Translated by) Kudô Yukio Burûno Shurutsu zenshû (The Collected Works of Bruno Shultz)
2003[3][dead link] Takematsu Yûichi Igirisu kindaishi hô (Modern British Poetry)
2004[7][dead link] Tanizawa Eiichi Bungôtachi no ôgenka (Great Fights Between the Literary Masters)
2008[10] (Translated by) Noriaki Oshikawa Rumah Kaca (Glass House)

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