Mephisto Prize

The Mephisto Prize (メフィスト賞 Mefisuto Shō) is a Japanese literary award for unpublished genre fiction novels, mainly for mystery novels.
It was established in 1996 by the editors of the mystery magazine Mephisto, published by Kodansha, and is awarded on an irregular basis.
The winning work is published by Kodansha and the winner receives a statue of Sherlock Holmes.
 
 
Categories…
Unpublished genre fiction novels
Mystery novels
Winner’s…
               1996 – Hiroshi Mori Subete ga F ni Naru (すべてがFになる)
               1996 – Ryusui Seiryoin Kozumikku (Cosmic) (コズミック)
               1997 – Kenichi Sobu (ja) Roku mai no Tonkatsu (六枚のとんかつ)
               1998 – Kurumi Inui J no Shinwa (Jの神話)
               1998 – Kazuhiro Uraga (ja) Kioku no Hate (記憶の果て)
               1998 – Kyosuke Tsumiki (ja) Yuganda Soseiki (歪んだ創世記)
               1998 – Fuyuki Shindo (ja) Chinurareta Shinwa (血塗られた神話)
               1998 – Mitsufumi Asagure (ja)[2] . Dabu(e)suton Kaido (ダブ(エ)ストン街道)
               1998 – Takafumi Takada (ja)  . QED Hyakunin Isshu no Shu (QED 百人一首の呪)
               1999  – Nozomu Nakashima (ja) . K no Ryugi (Kの流儀)
               1999  – Shina Takasato (ja)  . Gin no Ori o Tokashite (銀の檻を溶かして)
               1999  – Takumi Kirisha (ja)  . Dopperugenga (Doppelgänger) Kyu (ドッペルゲンガ ー宮)
               1999  – Masayuki Shuno (ja)  . Hasami Otoko (ハサミ男)
               2000 – Seiji Kodokoro (ja) . Announ [Unknown] (アンノウン)
               2000 – Toru Hikawa (ja) . Makkura na Yoake (真っ暗な夜明け)
               2000 – Kenji Kuroda (ja) . Wedingu Doresu [Wedding Dress] (ウェディング・ド レス)
               2000 – Kaju Koizumi (ja) . Higa (火蛾)
               2000 – Koji Ishizaki (ja) . Nichiyobi no Chinmoku (日曜日の沈黙)
               2001 – Otaro Maijo . Kemuri ka Tsuchi ka Kuimono (煙か土か食い物 Smoke, Soil or Sacrifices)
               2001 – Ryosuke Akizuki (ja) . Getchoseki no Maken (月長石の魔犬)
               2001 – Yuya Sato . Furikka (Flicker) Shiki (フリッカー式)
               2001 – Takumi Tsumura (ja). Doomsday (DOOMSDAY)
               2002 – Nisio Isin . Kubikiri Saikuru (クビキリサイクル) (Zaregoto, Book 1: The Kubikiri Cycle)
               2002 – Takekuni Kitayama (ja) . Kurokku [Clock] Jo Satsujin Jiken (『クロック城』殺 人事件)
               2002 – Megumi Tachimori (ja) . Sore de mo Keikan wa Warau (それでも警官は微笑 う)
               2002 – Akira Ishiguro (ja) . Shito Nippon (死都日本)
               2003 – Shintaro Ikegaki (ja) . Furemu Auto [Flame-Out] (フレームアウト)
               2003 – Namida Sekita (ja) . Mitsu no Mori no Kogoeru Megami (蜜の森の凍える 女神)
               2003 – Yukiya Shoji (ja)[3] . Sora o Miageru Furui Uta o Kuchizusamu (空を見上 げる古い歌を口ずさむ)
               2004 – Ryuoh Yano (ja) . Kyokugen Suiri Koroshiamu [Colosseum] (極限推理コ ロシアム)
               2004  – Mizuki Tsujimura (ja)[4]  . Tsumetai Kosha no Toki wa Tomaru (冷たい校舎の時 は止まる)
               2005 – Yukiko Mari (ja)[5] . Kochusho (孤虫症)
               2005 – Takeshi Moriyama (ja) . Mokka no Daisho (黙過の代償)
               2006 – Hayato Okazaki (ja) . Shojo wa Odoru Kurai Hara no Naka Odoru (少女は 踊る暗い腹の中踊る)
               2007 – Mahoro Furuno (ja) . Tentei no Hashitanaki Kajitsu (天帝のはしたなき果 実)
               2007 – Reiichiro Fukami (ja) . Uruchimo Torukko [Ultimo Trucco] (ウルチモ・トル ッコ)
               2008 – Korumono Migiwa (ja) . Paradaisu Kurozudo [Paradise Closed] (パラダイ ス・クローズド)
               2008 – Sosuke Watari (ja) . Horiwari de Warau Onna (掘割で笑う女)
               2008 – Yushin Jiro (ja) . Mane Rodo [Money Road] (マネーロード)
               2009 – Yamori Mochizuki (ja) . Muboden: Futago no Ko ra (無貌伝 双児の子ら)
               2009 – Koichiro Akahoshi (ja) . Mushitori no Uta (虫とりのうた)
               2009 – Mito Shirakawa (ja) . Puru [Pool] no Soko ni Nemuru (プールの底に眠る )
               2010 – Ryo Amane (ja) . Kyokankaku (キョウカンカク)
               2010 – Tenju Maruyama (ja) . Roya no Oni (琅邪の鬼)
               2010 – Daisuke Takada (ja) . Toshokan no Majo (図書館の魔女)
               2012 – Natsuki Kita (ja) . Koto no Kitsune-san (恋都の狐さん)
               2013 – Ritsu Shuki (ja) . Gankyudo no Satsujin (眼球堂の殺人)
               2013 – Yoichi Chikamoto . Ai no Shirushi Tengoku no Hogaku (愛の徴 天国の方 角)
               2013 – Sho Kazamori . Uzumaku Kairo no Rekuiemu [Requiem] (渦巻く回廊 の鎮魂曲)
               2014 – Yabusaka Hayasaka (ja) . Marumarumarumarumarumarumarumaru Satsujin Jiken (○○○○○○○○殺人事件)
 
External link’s…
.        Official Website of the magazine Mephisto (http://kodansha-novels.jp/mephisto/index.html) (Japanese)
.        The BBB: Breakthrough Bandwagon Books (http://thebbb.net/) – Website of some Mephisto Prize winners (English)
Notes…
1. ^ Ryusui Seiryoin (Chief Editing Officer of The BBB) – The BBB (http://thebbb.net/cast/ryusui-seiryoin.html)
2. ^ J’Lit | Authors : Mitsufumi Asagure | Books from Japan (http://www.booksfromjapan.jp/authors/item/594)
3. ^ J’Lit | Authors : Yukiya Shōji | Books from Japan (http://www.booksfromjapan.jp/authors/item/2761)
4. ^ J’Lit | Authors : Mizuki Tsujimura | Books from Japan (http://www.booksfromjapan.jp/authors/item/438)
5. ^ J’Lit | Authors : Yukiko Mari | Books from Japan (http://www.booksfromjapan.jp/authors/item/2365
References…
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