The Japan Adventure Fiction Association Prizes

The Japan Adventure Fiction Association Prizes (日本冒険小説協会大賞 ft7x0nb515_00006) were presented every year by the Japan Adventure Fiction Association (日本冒険小説協会 Nihon Bōken Shōsetsu Kyōkai) (JAFA) from 1982 to 2011. They honor the best in adventure fiction published in the previous year.

The Japan Adventure Fiction Association was founded in 1981 by Chin Naitō (1936–2011) and was disbanded in 2012 after his death.

 
Winner’s…
          1982
               Robert B. Parker  . Early Autumn
               Kenzo Kitakata  . Nemuri Naki Yoru (眠りなき夜)
          1983
               John le Carré  . The Little Drummer Girl
               Kenzo Kitakata . Ori (檻) (English translation: The Cage, tr. Paul Warham, Vertical, 2006[1])
          1984
               Robert Ludlum . The Bourne Identity
               Yoichi Funado[2] . Yamaneko no Natsu (山猫の夏)
          1985
               James Crumley . Dancing Bear
               Tatsuo Shimizu[3] . Somuite Kokyo (背いて故郷)
          1986
               Dick Francis . Proof
               Go Osaka . Kadisu no Akai Hoshi (カディスの赤い星) (English translation: The Red Star of Cádiz, tr. Usha Jayaraman, Kurodahan Press, 2008[4])
          1987
               Bob Langley . Traverse of the Gods
               Yoichi Funado . Takeki Hakobune (猛き箱舟)
          1988
               Trevanian . The Main
               Yoichi Funado . Densetsu Naki Chi (伝説なき地)
          1989
               Stephen Hunter . The Day Before Midnight
               Joh Sasaki . Etorofu Hatsu Kinkyu-den (エトロフ発緊急電)
          1990
               Wilbur Smith . The Eye of the Tiger
               Tatsuo Shimizu . Yukizuri no Machi (行きずりの街)
          1991
               Bernard Cornwell . Sea Lord
               Yoichi Funado . Suna no Kuronikuru (砂のクロニクル)
          1992
               Clive Cussler . Sahara
               Kaoru Takamura[5] . Riviera o Ute (リヴィエラを撃て)
          1993
               Dean Koontz . Watchers
               Kaoru Takamura . Makusu no Yama (マークスの山)
          1994
               Robert R. McCammon . Swan Song
               Joh Sasaki . Sutokkuhorumu no Misshi (ストックホルムの密使)
          1995
               Robert R. McCammon . Boy’s Life
               Yoichi Funado . Ezochi Bekken (蝦夷地別件)
          1996
               Dick Francis . Come to Grief
               Seishu Hase . Fuyajo (不夜城)
          1997
               Glenn Meade . Snow Wolf
               Baku Yumemakura . Kamigami no Itadaki (神々の山嶺)Graphic novel adaptation (English translation): The Summit of the Gods (illustrated by Jiro Taniguchi. Fanfare/Ponent Mon. 2009–)[6]
          1998
               Stephen Hunter . Black Light
               Miyuki Miyabe . Riyu (理由)
          1999
               Stephen Hunter . Time to Hunt
               Harutoshi Fukui[7] . Bokoku no Ijisu (亡国のイージス)
          2000
               Lee Child . Killing Floor
               Arimasa Osawa . Kokoro de wa Omosugiru (心では重すぎる)
          2001
               Boston Teran . God Is A Bullet
               Arimasa Osawa . Yamisaki Annainin (闇先案内人)
          2002
               Stephen Hunter . Pale Horse Coming
               Harutoshi Fukui . Shusen no Rorerai (終戦のローレライ) Film adaptation: Lorelei: The Witch of the Pacific Ocean (2005)
          2003
               Victor Gischler . Gun Monkeys
               Yoichi Funado . Yume wa Arechi o (夢は荒れ地を)
          2004
               James Crumley . The Final Country
               Toshihiko Yahagi[8] . The Wrong Goodbye (ロング・グッドバイ Rongu Guddobai)[9]
          2005
               James Carlos Blake . A World of Thieves
               Ken Nishimura[10] . Goka (劫火)
          2006
               Dick Francis . Under Orders
               Arimasa Osawa . Shinjuku-Zame 9: Ōkami-Bana (新宿鮫IX 狼花)
          2007
               Jeffery Deaver . The Cold Moon
               Joh Sasaki . Keikan no Chi (警官の血, lit. The Policeman’s Lineage)[11]
          2008
               Tom Rob Smith . Child 44
               Akio Higuchi . Yakusoku no Chi (約束の地)
          2009
               Don Winslow . The Power of the Dog
               Yumeaki Hirayama[12] . Diner (ダイナー Daina)[13]
          2010
               Don Winslow . The Winter of Frankie Machine
               Ken Nishimura . Nokori-Bi (残火)
          2011
               Jeffery Deaver . Carte Blanche
               Arimasa Osawa . Shinjuku-Zame 10: Kizuna Kairō (新宿鮫X 絆回廊)
               Ken Nishimura . Chi no Soko no Yama (地の底のヤマ)
External link’s…
.        The official website of the Japan Adventure Fiction Association (http://aisa.ne.jp/jafa/) (Japanese)
.        List of winners (http://www.jade.dti.ne.jp/~gaby/jafa/index2.html) (Japanese)
.       J’Lit | Awards : Japan Adventure Fiction Association Prize | Books from Japan (http://www.booksfromjapan.jp/awards/item/1416-japan-adventure-fiction-association-prize) (English)
Notes…
1. ^ The Cage — Vertical, Inc. (http://www.vertical-inc.com/books/cage.html) (English)
2. ^ Yoichi Funado (http://www.booksfromjapan.jp/authors/authors/item/838-yoichi-funado) at J’Lit Books from Japan (English)
3. ^ Tatsuo Shimizu (http://www.booksfromjapan.jp/authors/authors/item/291-tatsuo-shimizu) at J’Lit Books from Japan (English)
4. ^ The Red Star of Cadiz | Kurodahan Press (http://www.kurodahan.com/mt/e/catalog/j0019cate.html) (English)
5. ^ Kaoru Takamura (http://www.booksfromjapan.jp/authors/authors/item/861-kaoru-takamura) at J’Lit Books from Japan (English)
6. ^ The Summit of the Gods 1 – English catalogue > Taniguchi – Ponent Mon (http://www.ponentmon.com/comic-books-english/taniguchi/summit-of-the-gods-1/index.html) (English)
7. ^ Harutoshi Fukui (http://www.booksfromjapan.jp/authors/authors/item/739-harutoshi-fukui) at J’Lit Books from Japan (English)
8. ^ Toshihiko Yahagi (http://www.booksfromjapan.jp/authors/authors/item/877-toshihiko-yahagi) at J’Lit Books from Japan (English)
10. ^ Ken Nishimura (http://www.booksfromjapan.jp/authors/authors/item/741-ken-nishimura) at J’Lit Books from Japan (English)
11. ^ J’Lit | Publications : The Policeman’s Lineage | Books from Japan (http://www.booksfromjapan.jp/publications/item/609-the-policemans-lineage) (English)
12. ^ Yumeaki Hirayama (http://www.booksfromjapan.jp/authors/authors/item/610-yumeaki-hirayama) at J’Lit Books from Japan (English)
References…
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