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Misumi Kubo - A Complete Guide

Your complete guide to Misumi Kubo. Japan's most erotic, daring, and emotionally provocative novelist.

The Art of Food in Japanese Literature

What is the meaning of food in contemporary Japanese literature?

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Why Osusume Books is the best way to read translated Japanese fiction.

Yūya Satō - A Writer of 'Strange Fiction'

Yūya Satō's English-translated novel 'Dendera' is a strange masterpiece of speculative fiction. A folklore-type horro...

The Wonderful Words of Japanese Literature

Sample the spellbinding words of Japan's best contemporary authors and understand why their novels are infatuating re...

Read Maki Kashimada in English

Readers can finally read Maki Kashimada in English for the first. We review the recently translated 'Touring The Land...

Mizuki Tsujimura - The Lonely Castle In The Mirror

'Lonely Castle In The Mirror' by Mizuki Tsujimura captures the mental health difficulties of Japan's younger generati...

The Curious Surrealism of Yoko Tawada

Yoko Tawada's surreal, strange and sensual tales make us feel like we’re standing on a crumbling volcano. We pick ou...

Why Read Keiichiro Hirano?

Step into Keiichiro Hirano's lingering philosophical thrillers and understand why he's one of Japan's most thought-pr...

The Absurd World of Hiroko Oyamada

Hiroko Oyamada's absurd take on capitalist labour and its impact on individual meaning and identity in novels 'The Fa...

Grief and Longing in Banana Yoshimoto

We look at the spellbinding prose of Japanese author Banana Yoshimoto and examine her themes of grief and longing in ...

Murakami's Misogyny, The Elephant In The Room

'If you love Haruki Murakami’s work so much, how do you justify his portrayal of women?'
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