'The Great Passage': Shion Miura's dictionary of life

Books / Reviews Dec 23, 2017

'The Great Passage': Shion Miura's dictionary of life

by Kris Kosaka

First published in 2011, Shion Miura's "The Great Passage" still rides high in popularity today. Miura brings together a cast of eccentric characters, united in their aim to publish a comprehensive dictionary despite the cost, reluctance from their publishing firm and the monumental effort ...

Ensuring women are not lost in translation

Books Nov 25, 2017

Ensuring women are not lost in translation

by Iain Maloney

The literary arts are mainly solitary activities. Wordsmiths are, however, social animals and — the odd Pynchon aside — seek out the company of the rest of the species. This is one of the motivating factors behind the formation of a new collective, Strong Women, ...