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Kanae Minato

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Occupation  Writer
Role  Writer
Name  Kanae Minato

Period  2007–present
Language  Japanese
Nominations  Naoki Prize
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Genre  Crime fiction, thriller
Notable awards  Japanese Booksellers Award (2009) Mystery Writers of Japan Award (2012)
Books  Confessions, Enu no Tame ni, The Snow White Murder Case, Shokuzai, Yako Kanransha, Bōkyō, Kyogu, Ofuku Shokan
Movies and TV shows  Confessions, Penance, A Chorus of Angels, Koko nyushi
Similar People  Kanako Nishi, Miyuki Miyabe, Keigo Higashino, Kotaro Isaka, Hiro Arikawa

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Kanae Minato (Chinese:凑佳苗; pinyin:Ban daijie,湊かなえ, Minato Kanae, born 1973) is a Japanese writer of crime fiction and thriller. She is a member of the Mystery Writers of Japan and the Honkaku Mystery Writers Club of Japan.

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She started writing in her thirties. Her first novel Confessions became a bestseller and won the Japanese Booksellers Award.

In youth she was an avid fan of mystery novels of Edogawa Ranpo, Maurice Leblanc, Agatha Christie, Keigo Higashino, Miyuki Miyabe and Yukito Ayatsuji.

She has been described in Japan as "the queen of iyamisu." Iyamisu (eww mystery) is a subgenre of mystery fiction which deals with grisly episodes and the dark side of human nature. Readers blurt out "eww" when they are reading iyamisu novels. The term was created in 2006 by the mystery critic Aoi Shimotsuki. There has been an iyamisu boom in Japan since around 2012. Kanae Minato, Mahokaru Numata and Yukiko Mari are regarded as representatives of the genre in Japan. The back cover blurb of the Japanese edition of Gone Girl, published in June 2013, was "One of the best iyamisu novels from overseas."

The English edition of Minato's Confessions, published in August 2014, was described by a critic as "the Gone Girl of Japan."

Wall Street Journal selected Confessions as one of the 10 best mysteries of 2014.

Works in English translation

  • Confessions (original title: Kokuhaku), trans. Stephen Snyder (Mulholland Books, 2014)
  • Awards and nominations

    Japanese Awards
  • 2007 – Shosetsu Suiri New Writers Prize: "The Saint" (The first chapter of her novel Confessions)
  • 2009 – Japanese Booksellers Award: Confessions
  • 2012 – Mystery Writers of Japan Award for Best Short Story: "Umi no Hoshi"
  • U.S. Awards
  • 2015 – Alex Award: Confessions
  • 2015 – Nominee for Strand Critics Award for Best First Novel: Confessions
  • 2015 – Nominee for Shirley Jackson Award for Best Novel: Confessions
  • TV and film adaptations

    Japanese films
  • Confessions (2010)
  • Kita no Kanaria tachi (2012) (Based on her short story Niju nen go no Shukudai (二十年後の宿題))
  • The Snow White Murder Case (Shirayukihime Satsujin Jiken) (2014)
  • Night's Tightrope (Shōjo) (2016)
  • Japanese TV dramas
  • Kyōgū (2011)
  • Penance (2012) (Shokuzai)
  • Kōkō Nyūshi (2012)
  • Yakō Kanransha (2013)
  • Hana no Kusari (2013)
  • N no Tame ni (2014)
  • References

    Kanae Minato Wikipedia


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