| September 2, 1977 (age 38) (1977-09-02) |
Oe Kenzaburo Prize
Evil and the Mask, Last Winter We Parted, The Thief, Pickpocket, The Gun
Fuminori Nakamura Wikipedia
Fuminori Nakamura (中村 文則, Nakamura Fuminori, born 2 September 1977) is the pseudonym of a Japanese author. Nakamura came to international attention when he won the 2010 Kenzaburō Ōe Prize for his novel, The Thief (掏摸, "Pick-pocket"). The English translation of the novel was well received.
The Thief (original title: Suri), trans. Satoko Izumo and Stephen Coates (Soho Crime, 2012)
Evil and the Mask (original title: Aku to Kamen no Rūru), trans. Satoko Izumo and Stephen Coates (Soho Crime, 2013)
Last Winter, We Parted (original title: Kyonen no fuyu, kimi to wakare), trans. Allison Markin Powell (Soho Press, 2014)
The Gun (original title: Jū), trans. Allison Markin Powell (Soho Press, 2016)
The Wall Street Journal called The Thief a "chilling philosophical thriller" and included it in its Best Fiction of 2012, while Time Out Chicago called the novel a "breath of fresh air." The novel was also a finalist for the 2012 Los Angeles Times Book Prize in the Best Mystery/Thriller category.
The book, though marketed as crime fiction, was cited by some reviewers as being a work of literary fiction.
Japanese Awards2002 – Shincho Prize for New Writers: Jū (The Gun )
2004 – Noma Literary Prize for New Writers: Shakō (Shield Me from the Light )
2005 – Akutagawa Prize: Tsuchi no Naka no Kodomo (Child in the Ground)
2010 – Ōe Kenzaburō Prize: The Thief
U.S. Awards2012 – Nominee for Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Mystery/thriller: The Thief
2014 – David Goodis Award