'Ring' novelist wins horror award
Yomiuri -- Aug 20
Koji Suzuki, a leading Japanese horror novelist known for his "Ring" series, won the 2012 Shirley Jackson Award in the novel category, becoming the first Japanese to win in that category.

Named after Shirley Jackson, an American author known for her works dealing with abnormal psychology, the annual awards are presented for outstanding achievement in the literature of horror, psychological suspense and dark fantasy published in the preceding calendar year.

A smiling Suzuki, who won the award for his work "Edge," said: "I think [Edge] is my masterpiece. I'm really glad that I won the award for it."

In "Edge," people and celestial bodies disappear and mathematical rules no longer apply. "This [kind of horror] is my basic line. A grudge appears also in 'Ring,' but the story itself is thoroughly logical," Suzuki said.

Source: Yomiuri
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