Hideo Yokoyama
Hideo Yokoyama (横山 秀夫, Yokoyama Hideo, born 1957) is a Japanese novelist.Yokoyama specialized in mystery novels. He worked constantly during the first three days of 2003 and received a heart a...
Kurumizawa Koshi
Kurumizawa Kōshi (胡桃沢耕史, 26 April 1925 - 23 May 1994) was the pen-name of a writer of detective fiction in Shōwa period Japan. His real name was Shimizu Masatarō.
Born in the Mukojima neighbor...
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Seiichi Morimura
Seiichi Morimura (森村 誠一, Morimura Seiichi, born January 2, 1933 in Kumagaya) is a Japanese novelist and author. He is best known for the controversial The Devil's Gluttony (悪魔の飽食) (1981), whic...
Kenzo Kitakata
Kenzo Kitakata (北方 謙三, Kitakata Kenzō, born October 26, 1947) is a Japanese novelist, especially known for his hardboiled novels. He studied law at Chuo University in the early 1970s. He serve...
Hiroe Suga
Hiroe Suga (菅浩江, Suga Hiroe, born April 21, 1963 in Kyoto) is a Japanese science fiction and mystery writer. She was first published in 1981. She has won three Seiun Awards – in 1992 and...
Shinichi Hoshi
Shinichi Hoshi (星 新一 Hoshi Shin'ichi, September 6, 1926 – December 30, 1997) was a Japanese novelist and science fiction writer. He is best known for his "short-short" science fiction stories, o...
Go Osaka
Go Osaka (逢坂 剛, Ōsaka Gō, born 1 November 1943) is a Japanese writer of crime fiction, hardboiled, thriller, spy fiction and western fiction. He served as the 11th President of the Mystery Wri...
Katsuhiko Takahashi
Katsuhiko Takahashi (高橋 克彦, Takahashi Katsuhiko, born 6 August 1947) is a Japanese writer of mystery, horror, science fiction and historical fiction. He is a member of the Mystery Writers of J...
Shōhei Ōoka
Shōhei Ōka (大岡 昇平, Ōka Shōhei, 6 March 1909 – 25 December 1988) was a Japanese novelist, literary critic, and translator of French literature who was active during the Shōwa period of Japan. Ō...
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Kazuki Sakuraba
Kazuki Sakuraba (桜庭 一樹, Sakuraba Kazuki) is a Japanese author of novels and light novels, and a Naoki Prize winner.Born in 1971, she began her career writing novelizations, but the bestselling...
Mystery Writers of Japan Award
The Mystery Writers of Japan Awards (日本推理作家協会賞, Nihon Suiri Sakka Kyōkai Shō) are presented every year by the Mystery Writers of Japan. They honor the best in crime fiction and critical/biogra...
Natsuhiko Kyogoku
Natsuhiko Kyogoku (京極 夏彦, Kyōgoku Natsuhiko, born March 26, 1963) is a Japanese mystery writer, who is a member of Ōsawa Office. Three of his novels have been turned into feature films; Mōryō...
Joh Sasaki
Joh Sasaki (佐々木 譲, Sasaki Jō, born March 16, 1950) is a Japanese writer and journalist; chiefly known for his historical fiction and mystery novels.
Joh Sasaki was born in Yubari, Hokkaido...
Yoshinaga Fujita
Yoshinaga Fujita (藤田 宜永, Fujita Yoshinaga) is an award-winning Japanese novelist and screenwriter.
125th Naoki Prize winner, 2001
Honobu Yonezawa
Honobu Yonezawa (米澤 穂信, Yonezawa Honobu, born 1978) is a Japanese mystery writer chiefly known for his YA mystery series Hyōka, also known as the Classic Literature Club series.
Seishi Yokomizo
Seishi Yokomizo (横溝 正史, Yokomizo Seishi, 24 May 1902 - 28 December 1981) was a novelist in Shōwa period Japan.
Yokomizo was born in the city of Kobe, Hyōgo Prefecture. He read detective st...
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Natsuo Kirino
Natsuo Kirino (桐野 夏生, Kirino Natsuo, born October 7, 1951 in Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture) is the pen name of Mariko Hashioka, a Japanese novelist and a leading figure in the recent boom of f...
Futaro Yamada
Futaro Yamada (山田 風太郎, Yamada Fūtarō, January 4, 1922 – July 28, 2001) was the pen name of Seiya Yamada (山田 誠也, Yamada Seiya), a Japanese author.He was born in Yabu, Hyogo.In 1947, he ...
Tetsuya Ayukawa
Tetsuya Ayukawa (鮎川 哲也, Ayukawa Tetsuya, February 14, 1919 - September 24, 2002) was the pen name of a Japanese literary critic and novelist. His real name was Toru Nakagawa. He is noted for h...
Yusuke Kishi
Yusuke Kishi (貴志 祐介, Kishi Yūsuke, born 1959) is a Japanese author.
He graduated from Kyoto University with a degree in Economics. After working for a life insurance company for several ye...
Chin Shunshin
Chin Shunshin or Chen Shunchen (陳 舜臣) (18 February 1924 – 21 January 2015) was a Taiwanese-Japanese novelist, translator and cultural critic. He is best known for his historical fic...
Tensei Kono
Tensei Kono (河野 典生, Kōno Tensei, January 27, 1935 – January 29, 2012) is a Japanese science fiction writer. Among other works, he has written Triceratops (トリケラトプス), which has been colle...
Keigo Higashino
Keigo Higashino (東野 圭吾, Higashino Keigo, born February 4, 1958) is a Japanese author chiefly known for his mystery novels. He served as the 13th President of Mystery Writers of Japan from 2009...
Seichō Matsumoto
Seichō Matsumoto (松本 清張, Matsumoto Seichō, December 21, 1909 – August 4, 1992) was a Japanese writer. Seichō's works created a new tradition of Japanese crime fiction. Dispensing with for...
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Ramo Nakajima
Ramo Nakajima (中島らも Nakajima Ramo, April 3, 1952 – July 26, 2004) was a respected Japanese cult novel writer, essayist, and copywriter, and he also appeared frequently on Japanese TV as an actor...
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Eisuke Nakazono
Eisuke Nakazono (中薗 英助, Nakazono Eisuke, August 27, 1920 - April 9, 2002), pen-name for Hideki Nakazono, was one of Japan's pioneer writers of spy fiction.Nakazono was born in Fukuoka Prefectu...
Akimitsu Takagi
Akimitsu Takagi (高木 彬光, Takagi Akimitsu, 25 September 1920–9 September 1995), was the pen-name of a popular Japanese crime fiction writer active during the Showa period of Japan. His real name...
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