New Directions spotlights short fiction with a new translated series featuring Yoko Tawada and Osamu Dazai.
For Iain Maloney's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Author Steve Alpert mines his personal experiences in his novel about the escapades of a young American student in the old capital.
The centerpiece of "Longing and Other Stories" is "Sorrows of a Heretic," which can be viewed as a self-deprecating satire thanks to the narcissism of its protagonist.
While the latest in the "Kamusari" series is full of information on folk culture, the story could use a slightly better narrator.
The Japanese writer's latest release is a thoroughly modern novel that reflects the seismic changes technology and globalization have wrought on humanity.
Editor Taylor Mignon's collection of Japanese visual poetry highlights artists who are of key importance to understanding 20th-century Japanese poetry.
Chris Glenn's new book brings one of the most significant events in Japanese history to life in a blow-by-blow account of the battle that took place in 1600.
Daniel Joseph's translation of the punk rock artist turned author's novella, "Rip It Up," opens the door to a more avant-garde, experimental kind of Japanese literature for English readers.
The author delves deep into the mind of a murderer and the monstrous depths of humanity in his complex thriller “My Annihilation,” his latest novel to be translated into English.
For author David Joiner, the rich history and culture of the city of Kanazawa is as much a part of his novel as its characters, who face the challenges of an international marriage.