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Hiromi Kawakami - Author


Born in 1959 in Tokyo, HIROMI KAWAKAMI is one of Japan's most popular contemporary novelists. Her novel Drowning won both the Ito Sei Literature Award and Joryu Bungaku Sho (Woman Writers' Prize) in 2000. Her novel Manazuru won the 2011 Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission Prize. ALLISON MARKIN POWELL is a literary translator and editor in New York City. She has translated works by Osamu Dazai, Kaho Nakayama, and Motoyuki Shibata, and she was the guest editor for the first Japan issue of Words Without Borders.

If you like Hiromi Kawakami you might also like to read books by Derek B. Miller, Haruki Murakami and Yoko Ogawa.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Hiromi Kawakami

Strange Weather in Tokyo by Hiromi Kawakami
Strange Weather in Tokyo
Hiromi Kawakami
Two solitary people find companionship in each other, one a 30-plus girl, the other a retired teacher. The girl is our first-person narrator. I loved her voice. It carries you effortlessly through their slow, glowing relationship. He is a proper...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/05/2014

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