Akutagawa, Naoki literary awards go to Shibasaki, Kurokawa

Jul 17, 2014

Akutagawa, Naoki literary awards go to Shibasaki, Kurokawa

Novelist Tomoka Shibasaki has won the Akutagawa award for up-and-coming authors of pure literature and Hiroyuki Kurokawa will receive the renowned Naoki Prize for popular fiction, the selection committee said Thursday. Shibasaki, a 40-year-old native of Osaka, won the 151st Akutagawa prize for "Haru No ...

Fujino wins Akutagawa award; Sakuragi gets Naoki prize

Jul 17, 2013

Fujino wins Akutagawa award; Sakuragi gets Naoki prize

The selection committees for two prestigious awards for Japanese literature selected Kaori Fujino as winner of the Akutagawa award and Shino Sakuragi as laureate of the Naoki prize on Wednesday. Fujino, 33, won the 149th award for her work "Tsume to Me" ("Nails and Eyes"), ...