Thursday, 19 February 2015

books for the reading diary - 2015

A quick list of some books in the reading diary for 2015 -

January -
Wild Grass on the River Bank - Ito Hiromi translated by Jeffrey Angles - Action Books
Yellow Rose by Nobuko Yoshiya, translated by Sarah Frederick - Expanded Editions

February -
Cat Town: Selected Poems by Sakutarō Hagiwara, translated by Sato Hiroaki- NYRB/Poets
The Whale That Fell in Love with a Submarine by Nosaka Akiyuki - translated by Ginny Tapley Takemori, illustrated by Mika Provata-Carlone - Pushkin Children's Books
Trash Market by Tsuge Tadao Drawn and Quarterly
Ground Zero, Nagasaki: Stories by Seirai Yuichi, translated by Paul Warham - Columbia University Press
Dendera by Sato Yuya - translated by Nathan A. Collins and Edwin Hawkes - Haikasoru

March -
Seraphim: 266613336 Wings by Satoshi Kon and Ishii Mamoru - Dark Horse Comics

April -
I Want to Kick You in the Back - Wataya Risa, translated by Julianne Neville - One Peace Books
The Book of Tokyo: A City in Short Fiction - edited by Michael Emmerich - Comma Press
Miracles by Sono Ayako, translated by Kevin Doak, Merwin Asia Publishing
Nan-Core by Mahokaru Numata translated by Jonathan Lloyd-Davies, Vertical Inc
The Collected Poems of Chika Sagawa - translated by Sawako Nakayasu, Canarium Books

May -
Dream Fossil: The Complete Stories of Satoshi Kon by Satoshi Kon - Vertical Inc
Red Girls - The Legend of Akakuchibas by Sakuraba Kazuki translated by Jocelyne Allen - Haikasoru

July -
The Silver Spoon: Memoir of A Boyhood in Japan by Kansuke Naka, translated by Hiroaki Sato
The Secret of the Blue Glass by Inui Tomiko translated by Ginny Tapley Takemori - Pushkin Children's Books

August -
Ten Nights Dreaming by Natsume Soseki, translated by Matt Treyvaud - Dover Books
Goth by Otsuichi - Haikasoru
Wind/Pinball:Two Early Novels by Murakami Haruki, translated by Ted Goossen - Knopf and Harvill Secker
A Cat, A Man and Two Women by Tanizaki Junichiro - translated by Paul MacCarthy, New Directions
Silence - Endo Shusaku, introduction by Martin Scorsese - Picador Classics

September -
The Tokyo Zodiac Murders - Shimada Soji - Pushkin Vertigo Series
The Miner by Natsume Soseki, translated by Jay Rubin, foreword by Murakami Haruki
Seibold's Daughter by Yoshimura Akira, translated by Richard Rubinger, Merwin Asia Publishing

October -
New Selected Poems by Tanikawa Shuntaro - Lintott Press
A Midsummer's Equation - Keigo Higashino - Minotaur Books
Death by Water by Oe Kenzaburo - Grove Atlantic
The Gun - Fuminori Nakamura, translated by Alison Markin Powell

As time goes on, no doubt hopefully more might be added.


Parrish Lantern said...

Definitely interested in the New Selected Poems by Tanikawa Shuntaro,

me. said...

In the past I've been well tempted by the older 'Selected Poems' edition, but will hold out now for this new selection.

Anonymous said...

Hey, just to say that The Miner will no longer be published by The Friday Project which is being closed down by HarperCollins. It will come out in September under a brand new imprint. More news to come.

me. said...

Thanks for the information, amended the post. I've a copy of the older edition, but very much looking forward to the new edition, please keep us posted!.