Keigo Higashino


Born
in Osaka, Japan
February 04, 1958

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Keigo Higashino (東野 圭吾) 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
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Journey Under the Midnight Sun

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4.31 avg rating — 8,195 ratings — published 1999 — 31 editions
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A Midsummer's Equation (Det...

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ナミヤ雑貨店の奇蹟

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4.42 avg rating — 6,736 ratings — published 2012 — 23 editions
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Naoko

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3.86 avg rating — 3,218 ratings — published 2001 — 15 editions
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新参者 [Shinzanmono] (加賀恭一郎, #8)

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4.01 avg rating — 2,891 ratings — published 2009 — 22 editions
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白夜行 上

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4.50 avg rating — 535 ratings — published 2008 — 2 editions
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白夜行 下

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More books by Keigo Higashino…
探偵ガリレオ [Tantei Garireo] 予知夢 [Yochimu] The Devotion of Suspect X ガリレオの苦悩 [Garireo no Kunō] Salvation of a Saint A Midsummer's Equation 虚像の道化師 [Kyozo No Dokeshi]
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The Devotion of Suspect X Salvation of a Saint A Midsummer's Equation
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Malice 新参者 [Shinzanmono]
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白夜行 上 白夜行 下
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“Sometimes, all you had to do was exist in order to be someone's saviour.”
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“It’s more difficult to create the problem than to solve it. All the person trying to solve the problem has to do is always respect the problem’s creator.”
Keigo Higashino, The Devotion of Suspect X

“Watching people is a bit of a hobby of mine. It's quite fascinating, really.”
Keigo Higashino, The Devotion of Suspect X

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