Japanese books to get you through a lockdown

Books Apr 11, 2020

Japanese books to get you through a lockdown

With "staying in" now the new "going out," housebound activities have become officially the cool thing to do. But what if you’re stuck for a good book? Read on to see four of our critics’ top reads for an extended period of self-isolation. A Tale ...

Is Japan enjoying a new literary golden age?

Books Jan 25, 2020

Is Japan enjoying a new literary golden age?

With more and more Japanese novels in translation achieving commercial and critical success, Nicolas Gattig and Damian Flanagan argue over whether a new wave of writers are transcending Japan's literary past.