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An extract: Record of a Night too Brief

Posted 17th Feb 2017

We’re delighted to bring you a series of novellas, showcasing the best contemporary writing in Japanese by the most highly regarded writers in Japan today. All novellas are selected by talented editors of Japanese literature, and edited by Elmer Luke, one of the best editors of Japanese literature working today.

One of the first in the series is Hiromi Kawakami’s Record of a Night too Brief. Filled with fantastically multicoloured images and unexplained collapses in time and place, these highly surreal, meticulously worked stories of longing and disappearance, love and loathing are the work of an enormously talented writer at the top of her game.

Read a sample here >