The 164th Akutagawa Prize and Naoki Prize selection meeting was held in Tokyo, and Rin Usami's "Push, Burning Yu" was selected for the Akutagawa Prize.
The Naoki Prize is still being selected.
Rin Usami (21), who won the Akutagawa Prize, is a second-year university student living in Kanagawa Prefecture. He started writing novels when he was a high school student, and majored in Japanese literature at university.
He won the Bungei Prize for his novel "Kaka", which depicts the love and hate of his mother and daughter, and made his debut as a writer in his first year of college. The following year, he won the Mishima Yukio Prize for this work, the youngest in history, and became a hot topic. ..
This time, the Akutagawa Prize was the first candidate for the second work following the debut work, and the award was decided.
The award-winning work "Push, Burning Yu" is a high school girl who supports a male idol who is called "Push" while having difficulty living without being familiar with school and home. The story of the main character.
It is a delicate psychological depiction of how the balance of mind gradually collapses in the wake of the burning incident that "push" hits a fan, and continues to struggle in the face of the pain of losing "push".