Keigo Higashino

Keigo Higashino

is a Japanese author chiefly known for mystery novels.

Biography

Born in Osaka, he started writing novels while still working as an engineer at "Nippon Denso Co." (presently DENSO). He won the Edogawa Rampo Prize, which is awarded annually to the finest mystery work, in 1985 for the novel "Hōkago" (After School) at age 27. Subsequently, he quit his job and started a career as a writer in Tokyo.

In 1999, he won the Mystery Writers of Japan Inc award for the novel "Himitsu" (The secret), which was translated into English by Kerim Yasar and published by Vertical under the title of "Naoko" in 2004. In 2006, he won the 134th Naoki Prize for "Yōgisha X no Kenshin". His novels have been nominated five times before winning with this novel.

He writes not only mystery novel but also essays and story books for children. His style of writing differs from his novel, but basically he does not use as many characters as in his novels.Fact|date=October 2007

Main works

Novels:
*nihongo|"Hōkago"|放課後|, 1985
*nihongo|"Naniwa shōnen tanteidan"|浪花少年探偵団|, 1988
*nihongo|"Nemuri no mori"|眠りの森|, 1989
*nihongo|"Henshin"|変身|, 1991
*nihongo|"Parallel world love story"|パラレルワールド・ラブストーリー|, 1994
*nihongo|"Himitsu"|秘密|, 1998
*nihongo|"Byakuyakō"|白夜行, 1999
*nihongo|"Tegami"|手紙|, 2003
*nihongo|"Yōgisya X no Kenshin"|容疑者Xの献身|, 2005 (Tantei Galileo Spin-off)
*nihongo|"Gen'ya"|幻夜|, 2007Naoko

Some of his novels have been made into TV drama series and films:
*"Himitsu" (Film, 1999 Original Title: "Himitsu", 1998)
*Lakeside Murdercase (Film, 2004 Original Title: Lakeside, 2002)
*g@me (Film, 2003, Original Title: "Game no na wa yūkai", 2002)
*"Tokio chichi he no dengon" (TV Drama, 2004 Aug-Sep, Original Title: Tokio 2002)
*"Byakuyakō" (2006)
*"Galileo" (TV Drama, 2007 and TV Drama SP, 2008, Original Title: "Tantei Galileo" 1998 and "Yochimu" 2000)
*"Ryusei no Kizuna" (2008)
*"Yōgisya X no Kenshin" (Film, October 2008)


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