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Hyouka Creator Honobu Yonezawa Wins 166th Naoki Prize For Kokurōjō Novel

Hyouka Author Honobu Yonezawa

Hyouka Creator Honobu Yonezawa Wins 166th Naoki Prize For Kokurōjō Novel

Creator of Hyouka, Honobu Yonezawa received the 166th Naoki Prize for literature for his novel, Kokurōjō, on Wednesday, Jan 19, 2022 together with Shogo Imamuru for Saiо̄ no Tate.

Kokurōjō, which is predicated on the historic determine, Kuroda Kanbei and his imprisonment by Araki Murashige, additionally received the twelfth Yamada Fūtarō Prize in October 2021.

The Naoki Prize is a biannual Japanese literary award created in 1935 by Kikuchi Kan. He named the award within the reminiscence of the novelist, Naoki Sanjugo. The award acknowledges the most effective works of latest and rising authors.

Yonezawa’s brief story assortment Mangan was nominated for the 151st Naoki Prize in 2014, and the novel,Shinjitsu no 10 Meter Temae  was nominated for the a hundred and fifty fifth Naoki Prize in 2016. Each of which didn’t bag the prize.

The one hundred and sixty fifth Naoki Prize was received by Toko Sawada for the novel, Hoshi ochite, nao and Norikazu Sato for his work,Tezcatlipoca

Honobu Yonezawa is a Japanese author, finest identified for his younger grownup thriller collection Kotenbu, also referred to as the Basic Literature Membership collection. Hyouka is the primary quantity of collection.

Yonezawa additionally penned the Shōshimin thriller novel collection, which has been tailored into manga, together with Shunki Gentei Ichigo Tart Jiken by Anko Manjūya (The Case of the Springtime Restricted-Version Strawberry Tart).

Supply: NHK through ANN