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Yukito Ayatsuji

Yukito Ayatsuji
BornNaoyuki Uchida
(1960-12-23) December 23, 1960 (age 59)
Kyoto, Japan
Pen nameYukito Ayatsuji
OccupationWriter
LanguageJapanese
Period1987-present
GenreWhodunit, closed circle mystery, mystery fiction, thriller, horror
Literary movementThe new traditionalist movement
Notable awardsMystery Writers of Japan Award (1992)
SpouseFuyumi Ono

Naoyuki Uchida ( , Uchida Naoyuki, born December 23, 1960), who writes under his pen name Yukito Ayatsuji ( , Ayatsuji Yukito), is a Japanese writer of mystery and horror. He is one of the founders of Honkaku Mystery Writers Club of Japan and one of the representative writers of the new traditionalist movement in Japanese mystery writing.[1][2] His wife is Fuyumi Ono, a Japanese fantasy and horror writer who is known for her fantasy series The Twelve Kingdoms.[3]

His first novel The Decagon House Murders was ranked as the No. 8 novel on the Top 100 Japanese Mystery Novels of All Time.[4]

In 2018, a minor planet (2001 RG46) was named as Yukito Ayatsuji.[5]

Translations

Another series
  • Another, translated by Karen McGillicuddy (Yen Press, 2013)[6]
  • Another Episode S / 0, translated by Karen McGillicuddy (Yen Press, 2016)[7]
Bizarre House/Mansion Murders series
  • The Decagon House Murders (original title: Jukkakukan no Satsujin), translated by Ho-Ling Wong (Locked Room International, 2015)
Short story
  • Heart of Darkness (original title: Kokoro no Yami), translated by Daniel Jackson (Speculative Japan 3: Silver Bullet and Other Tales of Japanese Science Fiction and Fantasy, Kurodahan Press, 2012)[8]
Essay

His first novel The Decagon House Murders is available in French translation under the title Meurtres dans le decagone (ISBN 2-9533-9621-7).[9]

Awards and nominations

Bibliography

Bizarre House/Mansion Murders series

  • Jukkakukan no Satsujin (), 1987 (The Decagon House Murders. Locked Room International. 2015)
  • Suishakan no Satsujin (), 1988 (The Water Mill Mansion Murders)
  • Meirokan no Satsujin (), 1988 (The Labyrinth Mansion Murders)
  • Ningy?kan no Satsujin (), 1989 (The Doll Mansion Murders)
  • Tokeikan no Satsujin (), 1991 (The Clock Mansion Murders)
  • Kuronekokan no Satsujin (), 1992 (The Black Cat Mansion Murders)
  • Ankokukan no Satsujin (), 2004 (The Dark Mansion Murders)
  • Bikkurikan no Satsujin (), 2006 (The Surprise Mansion Murders)
  • Kimenkan no Satsujin (), 2012 (The Queer Mask Mansion Murders)

Whispering series

  • Hiiro no Sasayaki (), 1988 (The Scarlet Whispering)
  • Kurayami no Sasayaki (), 1989 (The Darkness Whispering)
  • Tasogare no Sasayaki (), 1993 (The Twilight Whispering)

Equation of Murder series

  • Satsujin H?teishiki: Setsudansareta Shitai no Mondai ( ?), 1989
  • Satsujin H?teishiki 2: Meif?s? Jiken (II ), 1995

Blood Thirsty Killer series

  • Satsujinki: Kakusei-hen ( ), 1990
  • Satsujinki: Gyakush?-hen ( ), 1993

Horror Stories of Midorogaoka series

  • Midorogaoka Kidan (), 2008
  • Midorogaoka Kidan Zoku (?), 2011
    • Suzu (?)
    • Konekomegani ()
    • Kurui-Zakura ()
    • Kokoro no Yami () (Heart of Darkness)
    • Ho wa Hor? Eiga no Ho ()
    • Midorogaoka San Jiz? ()
    • Sou ()
    • Setsudan ()
    • Yoru Ugomeku ()
    • Rajio T? (?)

Another series

  • Another, 2009
  • Another: Episode S (Another S, Anaz? Episodo Esu), 2013

Standalone novels

  • Kirigoetei Satsujin Jiken (?), 1990
  • Saigo no Kioku (), 2002

Short story collections

  • Ganky? Kitan (?), 1995
  • Freaks (, Fur?kusu), 1996
  • Dondon-Bashi, Ochita (), 1999

See also

References

  1. ^ () (in Japanese). Honkaku Mystery Writers Club of Japan. Retrieved 2015.
  2. ^ Wong, Ho-Ling. "Ellery Queen is Alive and Well and Living in Japan". Criminal Element. Retrieved 2013.
  3. ^ "Yukito Ayatsuji, Books from Japan". J-Lit Center. Retrieved 2013.
  4. ^ "Tozai Mystery Best 100 (Revised Edition 2012), The Top 50 Japanese Mystery Novels" (in Japanese). Reader Store. Retrieved 2013.
  5. ^ "55212 Yukitoayatsuji (2001 RG46)". JPL Small-Body Database Browser. Retrieved 2018.
  6. ^ "Another (novel) by Yukito Ayatsuji". Yen Press. Retrieved 2013.
  7. ^ "Another Episode S / 0". Yen Press. Retrieved 2016.
  8. ^ "Speculative Japan 3". Kurodahan Press. Retrieved 2013.
  9. ^ "AYATSUJI Yukito, la tradition a du bon" (PDF). Zoom Japon (in French). 1: 7. June 2010.
  10. ^ "1992 (45th) Mystery Writers of Japan Award for Best Novel" (in Japanese). Mystery Writers of Japan, Inc. Retrieved 2013.
  11. ^ "5th (2005) Honkaku Mystery Award" (in Japanese). Honkaku Mystery Writers Club of Japan. Retrieved 2015.
  12. ^ "10th (2010) Honkaku Mystery Award" (in Japanese). Honkaku Mystery Writers Club of Japan. Retrieved 2015.
  13. ^ "The Honkaku Mystery Writers Club of Japan". Honkaku Mystery Writers Club of Japan. Retrieved 2015.

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