February 2nd, 2021

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Alternate Nominated for the 42nd Yoshikawa Eiji Literary Award for Newcomers


It was announced on February 2nd that Shige’s latest novel “Alternate” has been nominated for the 42nd Yoshikawa Eiji Literary Award for Newcomers. This is the third major nomination “Alternate” has received following the Naoki Prize and then the Japan Booksellers' Award. “Alternate” did not end up winning the Naoki Prize, which went to “Urasabishigawa” by Saijo Naka.


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