Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Forthcoming translations for 2013

As we're heading into the second half of the year I've updated my older post on forthcoming translations with some new titles heading our way, but thought I'd list the additions here -

New Tales of Tono - Inoue Hisashi, translated by Christopher A. Robins - Merwin Asia - due June
Evil and the Mask - Fuminori Nakamura - translated by Satoko Izumo and Stephen Coates - Soho Press
Three Dimensional Reading: Stories of Time and Space in Japanese Modernist Fiction, edited by Angela Yiu - H.U.P
Strange Weather in Tokyo - Kawakami Hiromi - translated by Allison Markin Powell - Portobello Books - due August
A Dog in Water - Kazuhiro Kiuchi - Vertical Inc - due August
Portrait of a Tongue - Tawada Yoko, translated by Chantal Wright - University of Ottawa Press - due September
Something Strange Across the River - Kafu Nagai, translated by Glenn Anderson, One Peace Books - due September
Tales From a Mountain Cave: Stories from Japan's North East - Inoue Hisashi, translated by Angus Turvill - Thames River Press
The Case of the Sharaku Murders - Katsuhiko Takahashi, translated by Ian Macdonald - Thames River Press
Lost Souls, Sacred Creatures - Nishimura Juko - translated by Jeffrey Hunter - Thames River Press
Tales of the Ghost Sword - Kikuchi Hideyuki - translated by Ian MacDonald - Thames River Press
The Crimson Thread of Abandon: Stories - Terayama Shuji, translated by Elizabeth L.Armstrong - Merwin Asia - due October
The Book of Tokyo - A City in Short Fiction - edited by Jim Hinks and Masashi Matsuie - Comma Press - due November
A True Novel - Mizumura Minae - translated by Juliet Winters Carpenter and Ann Sherif - Other Press - due November
Light and Dark - Natsume Soseki - translated by John Nathan - Columbia University Press - due November
Essays in Idleness and Hōjōki - Kenko and Chomei, translated by Meredith McKinney - Penguin Classics - due December
Night on the Galactic Railroad and Other Stories from Ihatov by Kenji Miyazawa - One Peace Books - due December

The biggest news is that Thames River Press are publishing four more titles in September, and also the latter half of the year sees another title by Inoue Hisashi appear in translation, which I think will be the fourth by him to appear this year?, really looking forward to reading Tales From a Mountain Cave. I've also put on the list two anthologies that I'm also looking forward to - Three Dimensional Reading: Stories of Time and Space in Japanese Modernist Fiction, (although I don't think this is published in the U.K until September), and also The Book of Tokyo from Comma Press. A True Novel by Mizumura Minae looks like a beautifully presented book, slip cased in two volumes. Here's hoping more titles will appear in the meantime before the end of the year to add to the list.


Tony Malone said...

Great update - thanks!

I'd already heard about the Comma Press collection, but I didn't know about the Soseki - that's another early Christmas present for myself :)

me. said...

I've the older translation of the Soseki by V.H Viglielmo, so perhaps I'll manage to fit in a reading of that one before the John Nathan one arrives.

Hopefully there'll be more to add before the year is out.

Parrish Lantern said...

Looks like some great books coming out, but at this moment I'm more interested in poetry. But still I'm quite easily tempted.

me. said...

Would be good to see some new poetry translations, although due out on the 20th of this month is a book I've been rather quietly looking forward to seeing - 'Lizard Telepathy, Fox Telepathy' by Yoshinori Henguchi, published by Chin Music Press.

me. said...

... although checking this on amazon.com they have a publication date for September...