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Fuminori Nakamura

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Occupation  Novelist
Role  Author
Name  Fuminori Nakamura
Period  2002–present
Nationality  Japanese

Fuminori Nakamura Crime writer brings Tokyo noir to the world The Japan Times

Born  September 2, 1977 (age 38) (1977-09-02)
Notable awards  Akutagawa Prize 2005 Oe Kenzaburo Prize 2010
Books  Evil and the Mask, Last Winter We Parted, The Thief, Pickpocket, The Gun

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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.


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Works in English translation

  • 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: ), trans. Allison Markin Powell (Soho Press, 2016)
  • Reception

    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.

    Awards and nominations

    Japanese Awards

  • 2002 – Shincho Prize for New Writers: (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. Awards

  • 2012 – Nominee for Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Mystery/thriller: The Thief
  • 2014 – David Goodis Award
  • References

    Fuminori Nakamura Wikipedia

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