Hideo Yokoyama

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Hideo Yokoyama
Native name
横山秀夫
Born (1957-01-17) January 17, 1957 (age 61)
Tokyo
OccupationWriter
LanguageJapanese
GenreCrime fiction, mystery fiction, thriller
Notable worksSix Four
Notable awardsMatsumoto Seicho Prize (1998)
Mystery Writers of Japan Award (2000)
The Best Japanese Crime Fiction of the Year (2003, 2013)

Hideo Yokoyama (横山 秀夫, Yokoyama Hideo, born 1957) is a Japanese novelist.

Yokoyama specializes in mystery novels. He worked constantly during the first three days of 2003, and suffered a heart attack and was subsequently hospitalized on January 4th.[1]

He repeated his Kono Mystery ga Sugoi! No. 1 ranking in 2013 with Six Four (64).

The English edition of Six Four, translated by Jonathan Lloyd-Davies, was shortlisted for the 2016 CWA International Dagger.[2]

He is known for his career as journalist for the Jomo Shimbun, the regional paper in Gunma.

Works in English translation[edit]

Novels[edit]

Short story[edit]

Essay[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Japanese Awards
UK Award

Bibliography[edit]

Novels[edit]

  • Deguchi no Nai Umi (出口のない海), 1996
  • Han'ochi (半落ち), 2002
  • Kuraimāzu hai (Climber's High) (クライマーズ・ハイ), 2003
  • Rupan no Shōsoku (ルパンの消息), 2005
  • Shindo Zero (震度0), 2005
  • Rokuyon (64), 2012
    • English translation: Six Four, Quercus, 2016

Short story collections[edit]

  • Kage no Kisetsu (陰の季節), 1998
  • Dōki (動機), 2000
  • Kao (), 2002
  • Fukaoi (深追い), 2002
  • Shinsō (真相), 2003
  • Kagefumi (影踏み), 2003
  • Kanshugan (看守眼), 2004
  • Rinjō (臨場), 2004
  • Rinjō Special Book (臨場スペシャルブック), 2010

Film adaptations[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Affairs of the heart." Asia Africa Intelligence Wire. December 27, 2003. Retrieved on February 18, 2009.
  2. ^ a b "Six Four". The Crime Writers' Association. Retrieved 4 December 2018.
  3. ^ J'Lit | Publications : Initial Response | Books from Japan (in English)

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