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Miyuki Miyabe
Native name
宮部 みゆき
Born 1960 (age 60–61)
Tokyo, Japan
Occupation Author
Nationality Japanese
Notable works
Notable awards
  • Mystery Writers of Japan Award
  • Yoshikawa Eiji Prize for New Writers
  • Yoshikawa Eiji Prize for Literature
  • Shiba Ryotaro Prize
  • Yamamoto Shūgorō Prize
  • Naoki Prize

Miyuki Miyabe (宮部みゆき Miyabe Miyuki, born 1960) is a Japanese writer of genre fiction. She has won numerous Japanese literary awards, including the Yoshikawa Eiji Prize for New Writers, the Yoshikawa Eiji Prize for Literature, the Shiba Ryotaro Prize, the Yamamoto Shūgorō Prize, and the Naoki Prize. Her work has been widely adapted for film, television, manga, and video games, and has been translated into over a dozen languages.

Early life and education

Miyabe was born in Tokyo, Japan in 1960. Her mother was a seamstress and her father was an assembly line worker at a factory. She graduated from Sumidagawa High School, then attended a business training school before taking an administrative job at a law office.


  • 1992 45th Mystery Writers of Japan Award for Best Novel: The Sleeping Dragon
  • 1992 13th Yoshikawa Eiji Prize for New Writers: Honjo Fukagawa Fushigi-zōshi
  • 1993 6th Yamamoto Shūgorō Prize: All She Was Worth
  • 1997 18th Japan SF Award: Gamōtei Jiken
  • 1998 17th Japan Adventure Fiction Association Prize: Riyū (The Reason)
  • 1999 120th Naoki Prize (1998下): Riyū (The Reason)
  • 2001 5th Shiba Ryotaro Prize: Puppet Master
  • 2007 41st Yoshikawa Eiji Prize for Literature: Namonaki Doku (Nameless Poison)
  • 2008 Batchelder Award for Best Translated Children's Book: Brave Story
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