Seiichi Morimura

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Seiichi Morimura

Seiichi Morimura 森村誠一

Seiichi Morimura  (1933–)  became a writer after working at a hotel for nine years out of college. He made his debut with the 1967 corporate novel Daitokai (The Big City) and later turned to mysteries, winning the Edogawa Rampo Prize for the suspense thriller Koso no shikaku (High-Rise Blind Spot) in 1969 and the Mystery Writers of Japan Award for Fushoku no kozo (The Anatomy of Corruption) in 1972. His fame became established through the best-selling success of the Shomei suspense trilogy (1976?77)?Ningen no shomei (Proof of the Man), Seishun no shomei (Proof of Youth), and Yasei no shomei (Proof of the Wild)?which he developed on commission as the basis for a movie series. In 2011 Akudo (The Way of Villainy) received the Yoshikawa Eiji Prize for Literature. Morimura's works have altogether sold more than 100 million copies; in addition to mysteries, he is known for his nonfiction, historical and period novels, and haiku photo essays.
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