The Thief by Fuminori Nakamura, translated by Satoko Izumo and Stephen Coates (Soho Crime), has been nominated for an L.A. Times Book Prize in the Mystery/Thriller category.
The other nominees are:
Tana French / Broken Harbor
Nick Harkaway / Angelmaker
Chris Pavone / The Expats
Ariel S. Winter / The Twenty-Year Death
The prize will be awarded on April 19, 2013, in Los Angeles.