Mephisto Prize

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The Mephisto Prize (メフィスト賞, Mefisuto Shō) is a Japanese literary award for unpublished genre fiction novels, mainly for mystery novels. It was established in 1996 by the editors of Mephisto magazine and is awarded on an irregular basis. The winning work is published by Kodansha and the winner receives a statue of Sherlock Holmes.

Winners whose works are available in English[edit]

Writers engaged in The BBB

The BBB is a publishing group in which some Mephisto Prize winners participate. The group was established in 2012 by Ryusui Seiryoin and other Mephisto Prize winners to translate their works into English and publish them as ebooks.

Other writers

Winners[edit]

Year Winner Winning entry Available in English Translation
1 1996 Hiroshi Mori Subete ga F ni Naru (すべてがFになる)
2 1996 Ryusui Seiryoin Kozumikku (Cosmic) (コズミック)
3 1997 Kenichi Sobu (ja) Roku mai no Tonkatsu (六枚のとんかつ)
4 1998 Kurumi Inui J no Shinwa (Jの神話)
5 1998 Kazuhiro Uraga (ja) Kioku no Hate (記憶の果て)
6 1998 Kyosuke Tsumiki (ja) Yuganda Soseiki (歪んだ創世記)
7 1998 Fuyuki Shindo (ja) Chinurareta Shinwa (血塗られた神話)
8 1998 Mitsufumi Asagure (ja)[2] Dabu(e)suton Kaido (ダブ(エ)ストン街道)
9 1998 Takafumi Takada (ja) QED Hyakunin Isshu no Shu (QED 百人一首の呪)
10 1999 Nozomu Nakashima (ja) K no Ryugi (Kの流儀)
11 1999 Shina Takasato (ja) Gin no Ori o Tokashite (銀の檻を溶かして)
12 1999 Takumi Kirisha (ja) Dopperugenga (Doppelgänger) Kyu (ドッペルゲンガー宮)
13 1999 Masayuki Shuno (ja) Hasami Otoko (ハサミ男)
14 2000 Seiji Kodokoro (ja) Announ [Unknown] (アンノウン)
15 2000 Toru Hikawa (ja) Makkura na Yoake (真っ暗な夜明け)
16 2000 Kenji Kuroda (ja) Wedingu Doresu [Wedding Dress] (ウェディング・ドレス)
17 2000 Kaju Koizumi (ja) Higa (火蛾)
18 2000 Koji Ishizaki (ja) Nichiyobi no Chinmoku (日曜日の沈黙)
19 2001 Otaro Maijo Kemuri ka Tsuchi ka Kuimono (煙か土か食い物 Smoke, Soil or Sacrifices)
20 2001 Ryosuke Akizuki (ja) Getchoseki no Maken (月長石の魔犬)
21 2001 Yuya Sato Furikka (Flicker) Shiki (フリッカー式)
22 2001 Takumi Tsumura (ja) Doomsday (DOOMSDAY)
23 2002 Nisio Isin Kubikiri Saikuru (クビキリサイクル) Zaregoto, Book 1: The Kubikiri Cycle
24 2002 Takekuni Kitayama (ja) Kurokku [Clock] Jo Satsujin Jiken (『クロック城』殺人事件)
25 2002 Megumi Tachimori (ja) Sore de mo Keikan wa Warau (それでも警官は微笑う)
26 2002 Akira Ishiguro (ja) Shito Nippon (死都日本)
27 2003 Shintaro Ikegaki (ja) Furemu Auto [Flame-Out] (フレームアウト)
28 2003 Namida Sekita (ja) Mitsu no Mori no Kogoeru Megami (蜜の森の凍える女神)
29 2003 Yukiya Shoji (ja)[3] Sora o Miageru Furui Uta o Kuchizusamu (空を見上げる古い歌を口ずさむ)
30 2004 Ryuoh Yano (ja) Kyokugen Suiri Koroshiamu [Colosseum] (極限推理コロシアム)
31 2004 Mizuki Tsujimura (ja)[4] Tsumetai Kosha no Toki wa Tomaru (冷たい校舎の時は止まる)
32 2005 Yukiko Mari (ja)[5] Kochusho (孤虫症)
33 2005 Takeshi Moriyama (ja) Mokka no Daisho (黙過の代償)
34 2006 Hayato Okazaki (ja) Shojo wa Odoru Kurai Hara no Naka Odoru (少女は踊る暗い腹の中踊る)
35 2007 Mahoro Furuno (ja) Tentei no Hashitanaki Kajitsu (天帝のはしたなき果実)
36 2007 Reiichiro Fukami (ja) Uruchimo Torukko [Ultimo Trucco] (ウルチモ・トルッコ)
37 2008 Korumono Migiwa (ja) Paradaisu Kurozudo [Paradise Closed] (パラダイス・クローズド)
38 2008 Sosuke Watari (ja) Horiwari de Warau Onna (掘割で笑う女)
39 2008 Yushin Jiro (ja) Mane Rodo [Money Road] (マネーロード)
40 2009 Yamori Mochizuki (ja) Muboden: Futago no Ko ra (無貌伝 双児の子ら)
41 2009 Koichiro Akahoshi (ja) Mushitori no Uta (虫とりのうた)
42 2009 Mito Shirakawa (ja) Puru [Pool] no Soko ni Nemuru (プールの底に眠る)
43 2010 Ryo Amane (ja) Kyokankaku (キョウカンカク)
44 2010 Tenju Maruyama (ja) Roya no Oni (琅邪の鬼)
45 2010 Daisuke Takada (ja) Toshokan no Majo (図書館の魔女)
46 2012 Natsuki Kita (ja) Koto no Kitsune-san (恋都の狐さん)
47 2013 Ritsu Shuki (ja) Gankyudo no Satsujin (眼球堂の殺人)
48 2013 Yoichi Chikamoto Ai no Shirushi Tengoku no Hogaku (愛の徴 天国の方角)
49 2013 Sho Kazamori Uzumaku Kairo no Rekuiemu [Requiem] (渦巻く回廊の鎮魂曲)
50 2014 Yabusaka Hayasaka (ja) Marumarumarumarumarumarumarumaru Satsujin Jiken (○○○○○○○○殺人事件)
51 2015 Magi Inoue Koi to Kinki no Purediketto [Predicate] (恋と禁忌の述語論理)

Mephisto (magazine)[edit]

Mephisto (メフィスト) is a Japanese literary magazine of genre fiction, mainly of mystery fiction. It has been published triannually by Kodansha since April 1994.

Koji Suzuki's Promenade of the Gods was serialized in the magazine from 1995 to 2002. The first three stories of Nisio Isin's Monogatari series were published in the magazine in 2005-2006.

Short stories available in English translation which were originally published in Mephisto magazine
  • Hiroshi Mori
    • "The Girl Who Was the Little Bird" (December 1997 issue)
    • "A Pair of Hearts" (October 1998 issue)
    • "Which Is the Witch?" (September 1999 issue)
  • Rintaro Norizuki
    • "An Urban Legend Puzzle" (September 2001 issue)
  • Soji Shimada
    • "The Locked House of Pythagoras" (September 1999 issue)
  • Takafumi Takada
    • "Three Little Bonzes: The Case Diary of Chinami Chiba" (September 2000 issue)
    • "A Goat on a Boat to Float: The Case Diary of Chinami Chiba" (September 2002 issue)
Contributors

References[edit]

See also[edit]

Japanese mystery awards for unpublished novels
Japanese mystery awards for best works published in the previous year

External links[edit]