The Flowers of Tomorrow 明日咲く花 (Ashita saku hana) MIYAMOTO Yuriko (宮本百合子) November 1946 Looking at the history of literature, one can see that it is always in times when the […]
This post is based on a short presentation I gave at Waseda University last year, as part of my research there. Publication history Hayashi Fumiko’s ‘Hōrōki’ (『放浪記』, referred to throughout […]
My translation of Yu Miri’s Tokyo Ueno Station (『JR上野駅公園口』) will be out in April 2019 from Tilted Axis Press—six years after I first wrote about her here.
Japan Now, a British festival celebrating contemporary Japanese literature and art, is now in its third year. What a magical thing it is to bring authors from Japan to meet people who love their books.
Motoyuki Shibata and Gen’ichiro Takahashi’s lists of Japanese books they recommend to the rest of the world are interesting in and of themselves.
Five more Japanese woman authors you should be reading.
The nominees for the 151st Akutagawa and Naoki Prizes have been announced. The prizes will be awarded on July 17th. The Akutagawa and Naoki Prizes are usually awarded in January […]