Set in Japan, Clarissa Goenawan's eagerly anticipated second novel, "The Perfect World of Miwako Sumida," has a winsome tone, harkening to the early works of Banana Yoshimoto.
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As 2020 approaches, The Japan Times' book reviewers look back at a decade of literature and their favorite and most impactful books written about Japan or by Japanese writers.
Inspired by her own father's experiences in Japan, in "The Woman in the White Kimono" author Ana Jones pens a bittersweet love story that weaves together Japan's postwar past and present.
The Japan Times asked author Suzanne Kamata to reach out to some of her fellow writers for their memories and thoughts about Donald Keene, the noted scholar of Japanese literature who died Sunday in Tokyo at age 96. Here is a short collection of ...
Two stories by Japan-based writers appear in the "The Best Asian Short Stories 2018" anthology published by Kitaab in Singapore. The Best Asian Short Stories 2018, Edited by Debotri Dhar & Zafar Anjum.270 pages KITAAB, Fiction. Avery Udagawa's translation of "Festival Time," by Ippei Mogami, with illustrations ...
Tracy Franz's poignant memoir, "My Year of Dirt and Water," is full of carefully observed details. Organised by the season and dated like a diary, Franz delves into the solitary year she spent in Japan while her husband was cloistered in a Zen monastery.
"Once and Forever" is a brand-new selection of 24 lesser-known, but equally delightful and imaginative tales by Kenji Miyazawa expertly translated into English by the late John Bester.
Kumiko Makihara's recently published memoir "Dear Diary Boy" might well come with a trigger warning for parents of school-aged children in Japan. Many will be able to relate to the references to heaps of homework, judgmental parents and teachers, long lists of things that ...
In this complex sci-fi novel, Andromeda Romano-Lax weaves in issues of robotics, kamikaze pilots and Japan's dependence on foreign healthcare workers.
Indonesian-born Clarissa Goenawan's debut novel, "Rainbirds," is set in Japan, was written in Singapore, and was first published in the U.S. making it something of a transnational literary tour de force.