Bungei Prize

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The Bungei Prize (文藝賞, Bungeishō) is a Japanese literary award given by publishing company Kawade Shobō Shinsha. It was first awarded in 1962. The award is intended to recognize new writers, and several famous Japanese writers have won the award, but many Bungei Prize winners have not achieved any further literary recognition.[1]

Notable winners[edit]

Kawade Shobō Shinsha maintains a complete official list of winning works.[2]

Number
(Eligible Year)
Winner Winning Work Author later won
1st (1962) Kazumi Takahashi Hinoutsuwa (悲の器)
Meisei Goto Honorable mention for Kankei (関係) Tanizaki Prize
2nd (1963) Kazuko Saegusa Honorable mention for Sōsō no asa (葬送の朝) Izumi Kyōka Prize for Literature
16th (1979) Katsusuke Miyauchi Nanpū (南風) Yomiuri Prize, Itō Sei Literary Prize
17th (1980) Yasuo Tanaka Nantokunaku, kurisutaru (なんとなく、クリスタル)
20th (1983) Masayo Yamamoto Ōi tantanroku (応為坦坦錄) Mishima Yukio Prize
22nd (1985) Amy Yamada Bedtime Eyes (ベッドタイムアイズ) Naoki Prize, Izumi Kyōka Prize for Literature, Yomiuri Prize, Tanizaki Prize
24th (1987) Jūgi Hisama Honorable mention for Money Game (マネーゲーム) Mishima Yukio Prize
25th (1988) Mayumi Nagano Shōnen Arisu (少年アリス) Izumi Kyōka Prize for Literature, Noma Literary Prize
26th (1989) Sunao Ashihara YES・YES・YES Naoki Prize
32nd (1995) Takami Itō Joshuseki nite, guruguru dansu o odotte (助手席にて、グルグル・ダンスを踊って) Akutagawa Prize
34th (1997) Seigō Suzuki Radio Days (ラジオデイズ) Mishima Yukio Prize
Tomoyuki Hoshino Saigo no toiki (最後の吐息) Mishima Yukio Prize, Noma Literary New Face Prize
35th (1998) Maki Kashimada Nihiki (二匹) Mishima Yukio Prize, Noma Literary New Face Prize, Akutagawa Prize
37th (2000) Akira Kuroda Made in Japan (メイドインジャパン)
38th (2001) Risa Wataya Install (インストール) Akutagawa Prize
40th (2003) Keisuke Hada 黒冷水 (黒冷水, Kokureisui) Akutagawa Prize
41st (2004) Nao-Cola Yamazaki Hito no sekkusu o warauna (人のセックスを笑うな) Shimase Award for Love Stories
42nd (2005) Nanae Aoyama Mado no akari (窓の灯) Akutagawa Prize
54th (2017) Chisako Wakatake Ora ora de hitori igumo (おらおらでひとりいぐも) Akutagawa Prize

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bungei Prize is Springboard to Literary Success" (PDF). Culture. Japan Spotlight. No. 2006/1. Japan Economic Foundation. 2006. p. 50. Retrieved September 17, 2018. 
  2. ^ "文藝賞受賞作" [Bungei Prize Winning Works] (in Japanese). Kawade Shobō Shinsha. Retrieved September 17, 2018. 

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