LITERARY AWARDS


LITERARY AWARDS
   Japanese literary awards (bungaku sho) honor exceptional authors and their works in various categories. Some, including the Bungakkai Newcomer Award, target fledgling writers, and among these awards the Edogawa Rampo Prize offers an annuity along with publishing contracts. Other prizes target up-and-coming authors and, along with prize monies, are meant to help the winner’s career. Three prizes—the Akutagawa Ryunosuke Prize, the Mishima Yukio Prize, and the Noma Prize—are known as the “triple crown” of newcomer prizes, but to date only one author, Shono Yoriko, has been awarded all three. Newspaper publishing companies also award prizes, including the Yomiuri Prize for Literature, the Mainichi Publishing Cultural Prize, and the Osaragi Jiro Prize given by the Asahi newspaper. Some of the newspaper prizes are given exclusively for novels, and others have more open criteria; other literary prizes are open to any author. Some focus on genres other than the novel, such as the Tanizaki Jun’ichiro Prize, which can include dramas, the Kobayashi Hideo Prize for criticism and essays, the Oya Prize for nonfiction, and the HShi (Mr. H) Prize, named after sponsor Hirasawa Teijiro (1904–91), for anthologies of modern poetry.

Historical dictionary of modern Japanese literature and theater. . 2009.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • literary awards — China’s main literary prizes are named after famous twentieth century writers: Lu Xun (Zhou Shuren, 1881–1936), Mao Dun (Shen Yanbing, 1896–1981), Lao She (Shu Qingchun, 1898–1966), Bing Xin (Xie Wanying, 1900–99), Chen Bochui (1906–97) and Cao… …   Encyclopedia of Contemporary Chinese Culture

  • List of literary awards — This is a list of literary awards from around the world:Worldwide in scope*Nobel Prize in Literature *Neustadt International Prize for Literature *Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award for children s and youth literature. *Franz Kafka Prize *The… …   Wikipedia

  • List of Australian literary awards — A list of Australian literary awards and prizes: Literature * ABC Fiction Award * ACT Writing and Publishing Awards * The Age Book of the Year * Australian Literature Society Gold Medal * The Australian/Vogel Literary Award * Banjo Awardscite web …   Wikipedia

  • Lannan Literary Awards — The Lannan Literary Awards are a series of awards and literary fellowships given out in various fields by the [http://www.lannan.org Lannan Foundation] . The foundation s awards are some of the most lucrative in the world. The 2006 awards for… …   Wikipedia

  • New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards — The New South Wales Premier s Literary Awards were established in 1979 by the New South Wales Premier Neville Wran. Commenting on its purpose, Wran said: We want the arts to take, and be seen to take, their proper place in our social priorities.… …   Wikipedia

  • Prime Minister's Literary Awards — The Australian Prime Minister s Literary Awards were announced at the end of 2007 by the incoming Government. They are administered by the Department of the Environment,Water, Heritage and the Arts (Peter Garrett).… …   Wikipedia

  • Queensland Premier's Literary Awards — The Queensland Premier s Literary Awards were inaugurated in 1999 and have grown to become a leading literary awards program within Australia, with $225,000 in prizemoney over 14 categories. One of Australia s richest prizes, top categories offer …   Wikipedia

  • List of British literary awards — A list of British literary awards:Literature in general*Author s Club First Novel Award *Betty Trask Award *Booker Prize *Branford Boase Award *British Book Awards the Nibbies *Commonwealth Writers Prize *Costa Book Awards (formerly the Whitbread …   Wikipedia

  • Malayalam Literary Awards — Contents 1 Jnanpith Award 2 Vayalar Award 3 Vallathol Award 4 Ezhuthachan Award 4.1 Year, name …   Wikipedia

  • M-Net Literary Awards — The M Net Literary Awards were established in 1991 by M Net (Electronic Media Network), a commercial television station based in South Africa. The prize was created to encourage the writing of quality novels by South African authors, in one of… …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.