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HIROMI KAWAKAMI

In "Dragon Palace," Hiromi Kawakami's new collection of short stories, middle-aged and elderly characters inhabit a world in which sexuality and attractiveness are liberated.
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Sep 17, 2023
Hiromi Kawakami's 'Dragon Palace': Delightfully raunchy and funny
In her new collection of short stories, the author returns to a world of fluid transfiguration with dry matter-of-factness and knowing humor.
The wife of an author turns into a forest after a fight with her husband and growing tired of serving as the idealized and sexualized subject of his novels in Maru Ayase's "The Forest Brims Over."
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Aug 12, 2023
Maru Ayase takes a hard look at Japanese misogyny in 'The Forest Brims Over'
Translated by Haydn Trowell, author Maru Ayase takes the reader into a surreal world to deal with a problematic issue.
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Oct 10, 2020
‘People From My Neighbourhood’: Bite-sized stories about the mysteries of small-town Japan
Hiromi Kawakami's collection of interlinking vignettes is a satisfying mix of neighborhood drama, folk mythology and magical realism.
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Jan 25, 2020
Is Japan enjoying a new literary golden age?
The case for Yes
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Jul 13, 2019
'The Ten Loves of Nishino': Ten tales to chronicle the growing sadness of an aging Casanova
Hiromi Kawakami's 'The Ten Loves of Nishino,' a collection of interconnected short stories centering around the titular character, is a poignant examination of gender relationships in Japan and a bittersweet ode to an ageing playboy.
Japan Times
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Jul 6, 2019
Hot new Japan book releases for the sweltering summer
Time travel, yakuza, street photography and more feature in the best upcoming J-Lit releases for this summer (and beyond).
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Jul 1, 2017
'The Nakano Thrift Shop': Hiromi Kawakami furthers her exploration of form and style
Hiromi Kawakami is fast becoming the go-to novelist for publishers looking to expand their Japanese list, slipping effortlessly into the "quirky" space once occupied by Banana Yoshimoto. "The Nakano Thrift Shop" is exactly what readers have come to expect from her: eccentric character excavations that...
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CULTURE / Books
May 27, 2017
'Record of a Night Too Brief': Hiromi Kawakami uncoils life's mysteries with an exploration of dreams
When I met the popular author Hiromi Kawakami in London recently, I asked her thoughts about the great authors of Japan's literary past. Did she, for example, enjoy the novels of Meiji Era (1868-1912) great Natsume Soseki?
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CULTURE / Books
Aug 29, 2015
'The Book of Tokyo' reveals sidelined Japanese writers, but not the city itself
"The Book of Tokyo" is part of Comma Press' "Reading the City" series, though most of the stories inside could be transplanted to other Japanese cities — Nagoya, Fukuoka or Sapporo — without any noticeable difference.

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