Akutagawa literary prize shortlist made up entirely of women for first time

芥川賞は創設以来初の5候補すべて女性作家に 第167回芥川賞・直木賞候補作発表

NHK -- Jun 18
The five-person shortlist for a prestigious Japanese literary award is comprised entirely of women for the first time in its nearly 90-year history.

The female authors are the finalists for the Akutagawa Prize, which is awarded to up-and-coming novelists.

The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Literature says this is the first time a shortlist has been entirely made up of women since the prize was founded in 1935.

On Friday, the society also announced the finalists of another major award, the Naoki Prize, for entertainment novels. Four of the five authors are women.

The two prizes are given twice a year. The winners will be announced on July 20.

Jun 18 (ANNnewsCH) - 第167回芥川賞と直木賞の候補作が発表されました。芥川賞では初めて5つの候補すべてが女性の作品となりました。  ...continue reading

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