In his novel, Keiichiro Hirano provides a detailed view of politics, culture and economics at the start of the 21st century alongside a story about star-crossed lovers.
Izumi Suzuki, a prolific writer of speculative science fiction and a counterculture figure in the 1970s and ’80s, has gone largely overlooked by modern readers — until now.
The writer’s new collection of eight short stories is a return to form, with first-person narratives full of cheek and playfulness.
Translator Cathy Hirano balances her time between freelance translations and young adult literature, and has earned accolades for both. Although her most recognized translations are for lifestyle guru Marie Kondo’s wildly popular works, starting with “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up,” Hirano’s translations have ...