Tanizaki Prize

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Tanizaki Prize
谷崎潤一郎賞 (Tanizaki Jun'ichirō Shō)
Awarded forOutstanding work of fiction or drama
Presented byChuokoron-Shinsha
Reward(s)¥1,000,000, commemorative plaque
First awarded1965
Last awarded2018

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.[1] 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.


Award sponsor Chuokoron-Shinsha maintains an official list of current and past winning works.[2]

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  1. ^ "Awards: Tanizaki Jun'ichiro Prize". Books from Japan. Retrieved August 31, 2018.
  2. ^ 谷崎潤一郎賞受賞作品一覧 [List of Tanizaki Jun'ichirō Prize Winners] (in Japanese). Chuokoron-Shinsha. Retrieved August 31, 2018.
  3. ^ Yomiuri Shimbun https://www.yomiuri.co.jp/culture/20190819-OYT1T50198/. Retrieved 12 May 2020. Missing or empty |title= (help)