Three novelists picked for Japan's Akutagawa and Naoki literary awards

National Jan 17, 2019

Three novelists picked for Japan's Akutagawa and Naoki literary awards

Three novelists were selected Wednesday to receive the country's prestigious Akutagawa and Naoki literary awards for their works that covered a range of contemporary and historical topics. Takahiro Ueda and Ryohei Machiya won the Akutagawa Prize for up-and-coming authors, while Junjo Shindo won the Naoki ...

Fujino wins Akutagawa award; Sakuragi gets Naoki prize

National 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"), ...