Reading Japanese authors in January: Haruki Murakami, Toshikazu Kawaguchi, and Sayaka Muraka

January 2021 was a very prolific in terms of reading, especially reading Japanese authors! As part of the Japanese literature challenge, in this post I share 4 books I read this month, plus other recommendations and ideas.

Kimonos and a life-changing discovery: The Old Capital by Yasunari Kawabata (book review)

Earlier this year I published a list of recommendations of books written by Japanese authors, list suggested by a very knowledgeable friend. At that point I found out about "The Old Capital" by Kawabata, a novel published in 1962. It was one of the books cited by the Nobel Committee in their decision to award Kawabata the 1968 Prize … Continue reading Kimonos and a life-changing discovery: The Old Capital by Yasunari Kawabata (book review)

Reading inspiration from the Land of the Rising Sun: 7 books written by Japanese authors

You might have noticed the recent Japanese vibes present on Readers' High Tea. I read two books by Murakami ("1Q84" and "Kafka on the Shore"), for "1Q84" I also wrote about its book covers around the world, and a WanderBook made it to Japan - a journey beautifully documented by my family (check Facebook page). … Continue reading Reading inspiration from the Land of the Rising Sun: 7 books written by Japanese authors