Damian Flanagan

For Damian Flanagan's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Haruki Murakami: Literary lightweight or global superstar?

Mar 24, 2018

Haruki Murakami: Literary lightweight or global superstar?

You know you've made it as an author when there are week-long conferences dedicated to your work that attract scholars, critics and translators from all over the world and which you, the author, do not feel the need to attend. In the case of author ...

The Irish influence on Soseki, a pioneer of Japanese literature

Mar 17, 2018

The Irish influence on Soseki, a pioneer of Japanese literature

St. Patrick's Day is the time of year when many raise a glass in their local "authentic Irish" pub to Ireland's literary greats, from master satirist Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) to poet Seamus Heaney (1939-2013). In Japan too, the dynamic interaction of Ireland and Japan's ...