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Delve into our series of contemporary Japanese novellas and short stories, showcasing the very best contemporary Japanese writing including work from Hideo Furukawa and Mieko Kawakami, and selected by talented editors of Japanese literature. Scroll down to buy all six books in our beautiful series of novellas for just £36, saving £12.

Record of a Night Too Brief by Hiromi Kawakami

The Akutagawa Prize-winning stories from the author of Strange Weather in TokyoIn these three haunting and lyrical stories, three young…

Spring Garden by Tomoka Shibasaki

Winner of the Akutagawa Prize, a sharp, photo-realistic novella of memory and thwarted hopeDivorced and cut off from his family,…

Slow Boat by Hideo Furukawa

A startling novella from the heir to Haruki Murakami and Gabriel Garcia MarquezTrapped in Tokyo, left behind by a series…

Ms Ice Sandwich by Mieko Kawakami

A quixotic and funny tale about first love - from the Akutagawa Prize-winning authorMs Ice Sandwich seems to lack social…

The Bear and the Paving Stone by Toshiyuki Horie

Winner of the prestigious Akutagawa Prize, three dream-like tales of memory and warVisiting a friend in the French countryside, a…

The End of the Moment We Had by Toshiki Okada

Two brilliant,multi-layered stories from the winner of the Kenzaburo Oe Prize: the best contemporary Japanese writing'Nothing short of superb... This…

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Buy all 6 books in our beautiful series of novellas, showcasing the best contemporary writing by the most highly regarded writers…