Japan Adventure Fiction Association Prize

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The Japan Adventure Fiction Association Prizes (日本冒険小説協会大賞, Nihon Bōken Shōsetsu Kyōkai Taishō) were presented every year by the Japan Adventure Fiction Association (日本冒険小説協会, Nihon Bōken Shōsetsu Kyōkai) (JAFA) from 1982 to 2011. They honor the best in adventure fiction published in the previous year.

The Japan Adventure Fiction Association was founded in 1981 by Chin Naitō (1936–2011) and was disbanded in 2012 after his death.

Winners[edit]

Year Translated Novel Japanese Novel
Author Title Author Title
1 1982 Robert B. Parker Early Autumn Kenzo Kitakata Nemuri Naki Yoru (眠りなき夜)
2 1983 John le Carré The Little Drummer Girl Kenzo Kitakata Ori ()
English translation: The Cage, tr. Paul Warham, Vertical, 2006[1]
3 1984 Robert Ludlum The Bourne Identity Yoichi Funado[2] Yamaneko no Natsu (山猫の夏)
4 1985 James Crumley Dancing Bear Tatsuo Shimizu[3] Somuite Kokyo (背いて故郷)
5 1986 Dick Francis Proof Go Osaka Kadisu no Akai Hoshi (カディスの赤い星)
English translation: The Red Star of Cádiz, tr. Usha Jayaraman, Kurodahan Press, 2008[4]
6 1987 Bob Langley Traverse of the Gods Yoichi Funado Takeki Hakobune (猛き箱舟)
7 1988 Trevanian The Main Yoichi Funado Densetsu Naki Chi (伝説なき地)
8 1989 Stephen Hunter The Day Before Midnight Joh Sasaki Etorofu Hatsu Kinkyu-den (エトロフ発緊急電)
9 1990 Wilbur Smith The Eye of the Tiger Tatsuo Shimizu Yukizuri no Machi (行きずりの街)
10 1991 Bernard Cornwell Sea Lord Yoichi Funado Suna no Kuronikuru (砂のクロニクル)
11 1992 Clive Cussler Sahara Kaoru Takamura[5] Riviera o Ute (リヴィエラを撃て)
12 1993 Dean Koontz Watchers Kaoru Takamura Makusu no Yama (マークスの山)
13 1994 Robert R. McCammon Swan Song Joh Sasaki Sutokkuhorumu no Misshi (ストックホルムの密使)
14 1995 Robert R. McCammon Boy's Life Yoichi Funado Ezochi Bekken (蝦夷地別件)
15 1996 Dick Francis Come to Grief Seishu Hase Fuyajo (不夜城)
16 1997 Glenn Meade Snow Wolf Baku Yumemakura Kamigami no Itadaki (神々の山嶺)
Graphic novel adaptation (English translation): The Summit of the Gods (illustrated by Jiro Taniguchi. Fanfare/Ponent Mon. 2009–)[6]
17 1998 Stephen Hunter Black Light Miyuki Miyabe Riyu (理由)
18 1999 Stephen Hunter Time to Hunt Harutoshi Fukui[7] Bokoku no Ijisu (亡国のイージス)
19 2000 Lee Child Killing Floor Arimasa Osawa Kokoro de wa Omosugiru (心では重すぎる)
20 2001 Boston Teran God Is A Bullet Arimasa Osawa Yamisaki Annainin (闇先案内人)
21 2002 Stephen Hunter Pale Horse Coming Harutoshi Fukui Shusen no Rorerai (終戦のローレライ)
Film adaptation: Lorelei: The Witch of the Pacific Ocean (2005)
22 2003 Victor Gischler Gun Monkeys Yoichi Funado Yume wa Arechi o (夢は荒れ地を)
23 2004 James Crumley The Final Country Toshihiko Yahagi[8] The Wrong Goodbye (ロング・グッドバイ, Rongu Guddobai)[9]
24 2005 James Carlos Blake A World of Thieves Ken Nishimura[10] Goka (劫火)
25 2006 Dick Francis Under Orders Arimasa Osawa Shinjuku-Zame 9: Ōkami-Bana (新宿鮫IX 狼花)
26 2007 Jeffery Deaver The Cold Moon Joh Sasaki Keikan no Chi (警官の血, lit. The Policeman's Lineage)[11]
27 2008 Tom Rob Smith Child 44 Akio Higuchi Yakusoku no Chi (約束の地)
28 2009 Don Winslow The Power of the Dog Yumeaki Hirayama[12] Diner (ダイナー, Daina)[13]
29 2010 Don Winslow The Winter of Frankie Machine Ken Nishimura Nokori-Bi (残火)
30 2011 Jeffery Deaver Carte Blanche Arimasa Osawa Shinjuku-Zame 10: Kizuna Kairō (新宿鮫X 絆回廊)
Ken Nishimura Chi no Soko no Yama (地の底のヤマ)

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Cage — Vertical, Inc. (in English)
  2. ^ Yoichi Funado at J'Lit Books from Japan (in English)
  3. ^ Tatsuo Shimizu at J'Lit Books from Japan (in English)
  4. ^ The Red Star of Cadiz | Kurodahan Press (in English)
  5. ^ Kaoru Takamura at J'Lit Books from Japan (in English)
  6. ^ The Summit of the Gods 1 - English catalogue > Taniguchi - Ponent Mon (in English)
  7. ^ Harutoshi Fukui at J'Lit Books from Japan (in English)
  8. ^ Toshihiko Yahagi at J'Lit Books from Japan (in English)
  9. ^ The Wrong Goodbye | The Nippon Foundation (in English)
  10. ^ Ken Nishimura at J'Lit Books from Japan (in English)
  11. ^ J'Lit | Publications : The Policeman's Lineage | Books from Japan (in English)
  12. ^ Yumeaki Hirayama at J'Lit Books from Japan (in English)
  13. ^ Diner by Yumeaki Hirayama | exhibitAbooks.com (in English)

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