country of citizenship:
language of expression: Japanese
educated at: Nihon University
occupation: novelist, screenwriter, writer
award received: Shimase Romantic Literature Prize, Edogawa Rampo Award
Hisashi Nozawa (野沢 尚, Nozawa Hisashi, 7 May 1960 – 28 June 2004) was a Japanese screenwriter and mystery novelist. He won the Kuniko Mukōda Prize in 1998 for his screenplay Nemureru Mori (A Sleeping Forest) and Kekkon Zen'ya (The Night before the Wedding). He also won the Edogawa Rampo Prize in 1997 for Hasen no marisu (Dotted-line Malice) and the Eiji Yoshikawa Prize for New Writers in 2001 for Shinku (Crimson). The South Korean TV Network SBS broadcast a 16 Episode Drama Alone in Love adapted from one of his novels in 2006. He also wrote Detective Conan - The Phantom of Baker Street.
He was found dead in his office in Tokyo's Meguro ward after he had apparently hanged himself several days earlier. A note was also found at the scene.
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