Tanizaki Prize

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Tanizaki Prize
Awarded for Literary award
Country Japan
Presented by Chuokoron-Shinsha
First awarded 1965

The Tanizaki Prize (谷崎潤一郎賞 Tanizaki Jun'ichirō Shō), named in honor of the Japanese novelist Jun'ichirō Tanizaki, is one of Japan's most sought-after literary awards. It was established in 1965 by the publishing company Chūō Kōronsha Inc. to commemorate its 80th anniversary as a publisher. It is awarded annually to a full-length representative work of fiction or drama of the highest literary merit by a professional writer. The winner receives a commemorative plaque and a cash prize of 1 million yen.


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  1. ^ 谷崎潤一郎賞 (in Japanese). Chuokoron-Shinsha. Retrieved 2011-09-21.