Keigo Higashino, born in Osaka, is one of the most popular and biggest-selling fiction authors in Japan. He started writing novels while he was working as an engineer at Nippon Denso Co. In 1999, he won the Mystery Writers of Japan Inc award for the novel Himitsu (The Secret). In 2006, he won the 134th Naoki Prize for The Devotion of Suspect X (Yōgisha X no Kenshin). Furthermore, this book’s English Translation was nominated for the 2012 Edgar Award for Best Novel and the 2012 Barry Award for Best First Novel. He writes mystery novels, essays, and storybooks for children. The style of his writing is different for both novels and children’s books.