Mishima Yukio Prize

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Mishima Yukio Prize
三島由紀夫賞 (Mishima Yukio Shō)
Awarded forGroundbreaking novel, criticism, poetry, or play
Date1988 (1988)
CountryJapan
Presented byShinchō Society for the Promotion of Literary Arts
Reward(s)¥1,000,000
First awarded1988
Last awarded2018
Websitewww.shinchosha.co.jp/prizes/mishimasho/

The Mishima Yukio Prize (三島由紀夫賞, Mishima Yukio Shō) is a Japanese literary award presented annually. It was established in 1988 in memory of author Yukio Mishima.[1] The Mishima Yukio Prize is explicitly intended for work that "breaks new ground for the future of literature," and prize winners tend to be more controversial and experimental than winners of the more traditional Akutagawa Prize.[2] It is awarded in the same annual ceremony as the Yamamoto Shūgorō Prize, which was established by the same sponsor in 1988 to recognize popular writing and genre fiction.[3]

Winners[edit]

Shinchosha, the award's sponsor, maintains an official archive of award nominee and recipient information.[4]

Year Winner Winning entry
1 1988 Genichiro Takahashi Yūga de Kanshōteki na Nippon Yakyū (優雅で感傷的な日本野球)
2 1989 Akira Ooka Tasogare no Sutōmu Shīdingu [Storm Seeding] (黄昏のストーム・シーディング)
3 1990 Jugi Hisama Seikimatsu Geigeiki (世紀末鯨鯢記)
4 1991 Kazumi Saeki A Loose Boy (ア・ルース・ボーイ, A Rūsu Bōi)
5 1992 no applicable work
6 1993 Chokitsu Kurumatani Shiotsuba no Saji (塩壺の匙)
Kazuya Fukuda Nihon no kakyō (日本の家郷)
7 1994 Yoriko Shono Nihyakkaiki (二百回忌)
8 1995 Masayo Yamamoto Midori-iro no Nigotta Ocha Arui wa Kōfuku no Sampo-michi (緑色の濁ったお茶あるいは幸福の散歩道)
9 1996 Hisaki Matsuura Orikuchi Shinobu Ron (折口信夫論)
10 1997 Satoru Higuchi Sangen no Yūwaku: Kindai Nihon Seishin-shi Oboe-gaki (三絃の誘惑 近代日本精神史覚え書)
11 1998 Kyoji Kobayashi Kabuki no Hi (カブキの日)
12 1999 Suzuki Seigō Rokkun rōru [Rock’n’Roll] mishin (ロックンロールミシン)
Toshiyuki Horie Oparaban (おぱらばん)
13 2000 Tomoyuki Hoshino “Wake Up,” Sings the Mermaid (目覚めよと人魚は歌う, Mezameyo to Ningyo wa Utau)
14 2001 Shinji Aoyama EUREKA (Novel)|
Masaya Nakahara Bouquets of Flowers Everywhere (あらゆる場所に花束が……, Arayuru Basho ni Hanataba ga......)
15 2002 Masatsugu Ono Boat on a Choppy Bay (にぎやかな湾に背負われた船, Nigiyaka na Wan ni Seowareta Fune)
16 2003 Otaro Maijo Asura Girl (阿修羅ガール, Ashura Gāru)
17 2004 Toshihiko Yahagi La-la-la Child of Science (ららら科學の子, Rarara Kagaku no Ko)
18 2005 Maki Kashimada Love at 6,000 Degrees Celsius (六〇〇〇度の愛, Rokusendo no Ai)
19 2006 Hideo Furukawa LOVE
20 2007 Yuya Sato 1000 Novels and Backbeard (1000の小説とバックベアード, Sen no Shōsetsu to Bakkubeādo)
21 2008 Shinya Tanaka The Broken Chain (切れた鎖, Kireta Kusari)
22 2009 Shiro Maeda Merman in Summer Waters (夏の水の半魚人, Natsu no Mizu no Hangyojin)
23 2010 Hiroki Azuma Quantum Families (クォンタム・ファミリーズ, Kwontamu Famirīzu)
24 2011 Natsuko Imamura Amiko Here (こちらあみ子, Kochira Amiko)
25 2012 Jungo Aoki Watashi no Inai Kōkō (私のいない高校)
26 2013 Sayaka Murata Of Bones, of Body Heat, of Whitening City (しろいろの街の、その骨の体温の, Shiro-iro no Machi no, Sono Hone no Taion no)
27 2014 Yukiko Motoya Jibun o Suki ni Naru Hōhō (自分を好きになる方法)
28 2015 Takahiro Ueda My One True Love (私の恋人, Watashi no koibito)
29 2016 Shigehiko Hasumi Hakushaku fujin (伯爵夫人)
30 2017 Yusuke Miyauchi Garden of Kabul (カブールの園, Kabul no Sono)[5]
31 2018 Natsuki Koyata Mugen no Gen (無限の玄)[6]
32 2019 Michiko Mikuni Ikarekoro (いかれころ)[7]

Members of the selection committee[edit]

Available in English translation[edit]

Nominees[edit]

Winners[edit]

  • 2003 (16th) - Otaro Maijo, Asura Girl (trans. Stephen Snyder, Haikasoru, 2014, ISBN 9781421581293)
  • 2005 (18th) - Maki Kashimada, A Translation of Maki Kashimada's 6000° Love with Foreword and Analysis (trans. Michael Kuehl, Suny Binghamton, 2016, ISBN 9781339927343)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Fukue, Natsuko (February 14, 2012). "Literary awards run spectrum". The Japan Times. Retrieved August 20, 2018.
  2. ^ "Mishima Yukio Prize". Books from Japan. Retrieved August 20, 2018.
  3. ^ Kikuchi, Daisuke (May 16, 2016). "Crime and thriller writer Kanae Minato named winner of Yamamoto Shugoro Prize". The Japan Times. Retrieved August 23, 2018.
  4. ^ 三島由紀夫賞 [Mishima Yukio Prize] (in Japanese). Shinchosha. Retrieved August 20, 2018.
  5. ^ "Novel depicting Japanese-Americans' struggles wins Mishima Yukio literary prize". Mainichi Shimbun. May 20, 2017. Retrieved August 20, 2018.
  6. ^ 三島賞に古谷田奈月さん、山本賞は小川哲さん. Asahi Shimbun (in Japanese). May 16, 2018. Retrieved August 20, 2018.
  7. ^ "三島由紀夫賞に「いかれころ」、山本周五郎賞は「平場の月」 受賞作品決まる". Mainichi Shimbun (in Japanese). May 15, 2019. Retrieved May 19, 2019.
  8. ^ Emily - A Novel by Novala Takemoto (Shueisha English Edition) Archived 2013-12-12 at the Wayback Machine

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