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  • July 15, 2020
    There is some debate amongst academics about which work was the very first published newspaper novel, Shimbun Shosetsu, in Japan. Several are often mentioned, but some consider Torioi Omatsu Kaijo Shinwa, The New Martine Tales of Bird-Chasing Omatsu, by Hikosaku Kubota (1846-1898), published between 1877, and… Read more »
  • May 21, 2020
    The Red Circle author Fuminori Nakamura, who is known for penning fast-paced narratives that hypnotically blend psychological suspense with literary fiction, has a new paperback… Read more »
  • April 21, 2020
    Last week Gentosha, a Japanese publisher based in Tokyo’s trendy Shibuya district best known for its literary magazines and manga, published a tanko-bon, hardback, edition… Read more »
  • December 30, 2019
    The Thief, first published in Japanese in 2009 and subsequently in English in 2012, translated by Satoko Izumo and Stephen Coates, has been ranked amongst the… Read more »
  • October 18, 2019
    Earlier this month, the Asahi Shimbun started publishing daily installments of Fuminori Nakamura’s latest novel, The Card Shark (Kaado-shi), in its morning edition and its… Read more »
  • August 13, 2019
    Last month Kawade Shobo Shinsha, a major Japanese publisher founded in 1886 and publisher of the important Japanese quarterly literary journal Bungei, published the first… Read more »
  • July 19, 2019
    Is it necessary, really, to learn how to read a film?’ asks the seminal book on film studies, How To Read a Film, in the… Read more »
  • July 1, 2019
    The recently launched series, Red Circle Minis, are now on sale at two important bookshops in Vienna, one located at Vienna University, the oldest university in… Read more »
  • October 8, 2018
    Fuminori Nakamura, who is known for penning fast-paced narratives that hypnotically blend psychological suspense with literary fiction, has a new novel out in Japan, a… Read more »
  • June 12, 2018
    The much anticipated, Cult X, Fuminori Nakamura’s seventh novel in English translation published last month, is making a major impact internationally after causing a sensation… Read more »
  • March 22, 2018
    The award-winning Red Circle author, Fuminori Nakamura’s international profile and reputation continues to grow as his works appears in translation in more languages. He is… Read more »
  • February 23, 2018
    Images of human-like dolls or doll-like humans are widely associated with Japan. The most famous of all must be the Geisha, which has captivated people… Read more »
  • January 29, 2018
    In January the first of three major Japanese feature films to be launched in 2018, all based on books by the award-winning Red Circle author… Read more »
  • January 5, 2018
    The Red Circle author Fuminori Nakamura, who is known for penning fast-paced narratives hypnotically blending psychological suspense with literary fiction, is hypnotising booksellers and readers… Read more »
  • January 4, 2018
    According to Fuminori Nakamura, one of the most exciting new generation of Japanese authors, his only escape when he was young was reading, and the one book that really resonated for him, was No Longer Human (Ningen shikkaku), by Osamu Dazai (1909-1948). Many other leading Japanese authors say… Read more »
  • January 1, 2018
    Japan’s two most prestigious literary prizes amongst the more than 500 prizes that are awarded each year in Japan for literature are probably the Akutagawa and the Naoki prizes. Both were set up in 1935, by Kan Kikuchi (1888-1948), when he was editor of Bungeishinju,… Read more »
  • January 1, 2018
    There are Japanese literary prizes named after both of Japan’s two winners of Nobel prizes in Literature. The Kawabata Yasunari Prize, was founded in 1973 using the Nobel Prize money. It is awarded once a year for the best work of short fiction. The winner receives 1 million… Read more »
  • July 30, 2017
    In its review of Red Circle author Fuminori Nakamura’s Akutagawa-winning book, The Boy in the Earth, The Japan Times compares Nakamura to the Nobel Prize-winning author… Read more »
  • May 1, 2017
    The award-winning novel The Boy in the Earth, by Fuminori Nakamura, recently published in English, has been reviewed in The Wall Street Journal by the author… Read more »
  • April 21, 2017
    Fuminori Nakamura, the multi-award winning Japanese crime writer, is featured in Literary Hub. In the article Nakamura writes about his childhood and the impact it… Read more »
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