The newly launched series of short Japanese books in English are, ‘beautiful pocket-sized slices of Japanese literature’ and ‘an incredible window into the zeitgeist of modern Japanese society’ while also being ‘small books for big brains’ according to some of the reviewers, readers and critics who have read the first books in the series. The series, which launched the Red Circle publishing programme at the end of last year, has been welcomed right across the globe: from Canada to Australia; from Japan to the United Kingdom and far beyond.
Red Circle Authors Limited, the series’ London-based publisher, is planning to announce new authors joining its curated group of contemporary Japanese authors and new titles later this year.
About the London Review of Books and its bookshopThe London Review of Books, founded in 1979, is Europe’s leading magazine of culture and ideas. Published twice a month, it provides a space for some of the world’s best writers to explore a wide variety of subjects – from art and politics to science and technology via history and philosophy, as well as fiction and poetry.
Its bookshop, the London Review Bookshop (LRB), located close to the British Museum in Bloomsbury central London, was opened in 2003 to meet demand from readers, intellectuals, and book lovers. It is now considered one of London’s best independent bookshops.
- About Red Circle:Red Circle Authors Limited is a specialist publishing and communications company that conducts bespoke projects on behalf of a carefully selected and curated group of leading Japanese authors. Red Circle showcases Japan’s best creative writing. For more information on Red Circle, Japanese literature, and Red Circle authors please visit: www.redcircleauthors.com.