Three women win Akutagawa, Naoki literary awards

Jan 17, 2014

Three women win Akutagawa, Naoki literary awards

Three women were named winners of the nation’s twice-yearly top literary awards. The Akutagawa Prize, for up-and-coming writers, went to Hiroko Oyamada, 30, for her novel “Ana” (“Hole”), the selection committees said Thursday. The other award, the Naoki Prize, given for popular literature, went ...

Jan 24, 2013

Discovered while still alive

Natsuko Kuroda, 75, the oldest person yet to win the literary Akutagawa Prize, expressed appreciation that jurors discovered her "while I am alive."