Monday, November 18, 2013

books for the reading diary for 2014

As 2013 begins to fade into the rear view thought I'd take a moment to list some translations forthcoming for next year, some delayed and carried over from 2013. I've not managed to fathom too many new translations at the moment, which is slightly disheartening, but hopefully this list will be added upon as time goes on, another addition will be the translation of the latest offering from Murakami which I think is due in the first half of the year, any further suggestions are indeed welcome.

January -
Oh, Tama!, by Kanai Mieko, translated by Tomoko Aoyama and Paul McCarthy, Kurodahan Press   

February -
The Guest Cat, by Hiraide Takashi, translated by Eric Selland, New Directions

March -
Cage on the Sea - Kaoru Ohno - translated by Giles Murphy - Bento Books
Parade - by Yoshida Shuichi - Harvill Secker/Vintage
Kutze, Stepp'n on Wheat, by Shinji Ishii, translated by David Karashima, Thames River Press
Punk Samurai Slash Down, by Machida Kou, translated by Wayne P. Lammers - Thames River Press
Kingdom of the Wind, by Hiroyuki Itsuki, translated by Meredith McKinney - Thames River Press
The Book of Tokyo: A City in Short Fiction - Anthology edited by Jim Hinks, Comma Press

April -
Gan - by Mori Ogai, new translation by Glenn Anderson - One Peace Books
Granta 127: Japan, edited by Igarashi Yuka. published in conjunction with Tokyo International Literary Festival, 2014.
The Hunting Gun by Inoue Yasushi Inoue - a new translation by Michael Emmerich - Pushkin Press
Literature for Revolution: An Anthology of Japanese Proletarian Writings, edited by Norma Field and Heather Bowen-Struyk, UCP

May -
Triangle by Matsuura Hisaki, translated by David Karashima, Dalkey Archive Press
I Want to Kick You in the Back - Risa Wataya, translated by Julianne Neville, One Peace Books

June -
The Iceland - by Sakutarō Hagiwara, translated by Hiroaki Sato, New Directions
Silver Wings of the Campanula - Yuka Nakazoto, translated by Matt Treyvaud - Bento Books

July-
The Diner - Yumeaki Hirayama, Exhibit A Books

August
Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Year of Pilgrimage - by Haruki Murakami, translated by Philip Gabriel, Secker Harvill
Curious Cadaver in the Dissectorium of Daniel Burton - Hiroko Minagawa, translated Alexander O. Smith - Bento Books
Confessions by Kanae Minato, translated by Stephen Snyder - Mullholland Books
Life of a Counterfeiter by Inoue Yasushi - Pushkin Press

October -
Last Winter We Parted - Fuminori Nakamura - Soho Press
Cogwheels and Other Stories - Akutagawa Ryunosuke, translated by Howard Norman, Mosaic Press
The Anniversary of the Salad - Machi Tawara, Pushkin Press
Malice - Keigo Higashino, translated by Alexander O. Smith, Little Brown

November
Selected Poems - Sakutaro Hagiwara, translated by Hiroaki Sato, NYRB/Poets

December -
Genocide of One - Kazuaki Takano, translated by Philip Gabriel, Mulholland Books

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