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Keigo Higashino

Keigo Higashino

Keigo Higashino is a world-renowned author of crime and mystery novels that have found their way into the hearts and minds of readers across the globe. Born on February 4th, 1958 in Osaka, Japan, Higashino began his writing career on a whim, never suspecting that his works would one day become a defining moment in the literary world.

His literary journey began in 1985 with the publication of his debut work, named "After School". It was the start of the Fukuoka trilogy that garnered him critical acclaim and the prestigious Edogawa Rampo Award for best mystery writer at the age of 27, making him the youngest recipient in the history of the award.

His work is well-known for its ingenious and intricate plots, larger than life characters, and the central role that human psychology plays in the stories. His writings consist of 150+ novels, more than 50 of which have been adapted for films, TV dramas, and stage plays. Some of his most famous works include "Naoko", "The Devotion of Suspect X", and "Journey Under the Midnight Sun".

In 2006, Higashino received the Mystery Writers of Japan Award for his novel "Himitsu" (The Secret), and in 2009, he received the Honkaku Mystery Award for his novel "Orugōru" (Oracle). Higashino's unique approach to crime fiction has allowed him to bridge the gap between literary and genre writing, and he has been nominated for and won a plethora of literary awards.

In his free time, Higashino's interests include music, photography, and running. He is also an active member of the Mystery Writers of Japan and is known for making appearances at literary events around the world.

Today, Keigo Higashino's work can be found in bookstores worldwide and is taken as a cult all over the globe. His talent has not only placed him amongst the greats of his generation but has also made him a pillar of the literary community.

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