Keigo Higashino





Keigo Higashino

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born
in Osaka, Japan
February 04, 1958

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Keigo Higashino is one of the most popular and biggest selling fiction authors in Japan—as well known as James Patterson, Dean Koontz or Tom Clancy are in the USA.

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 Kensh...more


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“Sometimes, all you had to do was exist in order to be someone's saviour.”
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“Watching people is a bit of a hobby of mine. It's quite fascinating, really.”
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“A veces, una persona puede salvar a otra por el hecho mero de existir.”
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