Jul 9, 2014

Unsent love letter from Nobel laureate Kawabata found

An unsent love letter written by Japanese writer and Nobel laureate Yasunari Kawabata (1899-1972) when he was 22 has been discovered at his former residence in Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture. In the letter, written in autumn 1921 and addressed to Hatsuyo Ito, believed to be ...

Apr 19, 2014

Novelist EnJoe given special citation by Philip K. Dick sci-fi award

Novelist Toh EnJoe was awarded a special citation from the administrators of the 2014 Philip K. Dick Award for science fiction published in the United States, his publisher said Saturday. The English translation of EnJoe’s 2007 debut work “Self-Reference Engine,” published in the United ...

Crime writer brings Tokyo noir to the world

Jun 26, 2013

Crime writer brings Tokyo noir to the world

by Jody Godoy

Crime novelist Fuminori Nakamura might be a self-described pessimist with a dark personality, but one thing he’s never had to worry about is writer’s block. “I’m bursting with story ideas. It’s not a talent, it’s more like a disease,” he told a small gathering ...