Tuesday, October 18, 2016

books for the reading diary - 2017


Apologies for the lack of posts lately, travels and life off line have prevented me from reaching my blog, I have kept an eye on some new titles however and have updated the list of books for the reading diary for 2016, and as we head into the closing months of the year it's difficult not to notice a number of titles now appearing to be scheduled for publication for next year, so in anticipation I thought I'd start compiling a tentative list of titles of interest, early days though, dates no doubt subject to change, but obviously would be great to see all of these make it to publication.


January

The Book of the Dead - Orikuchi Shinobu - trans. Jeffrey Angles MUP 
Spring Garden - Tomoka Shibasaki - trans. Polly Barton - Pushkin Press
Record of a Night Too Brief - Hiromi Kawakami - trans. Lucy North - Pushkin Press

February

Spiral Staircase: Collected Poems - Hirato Renkichi - trans. Sho Sugita - Ugly Duckling Presse
The Maids - Junichiro Tanizaki - trans. Michael P. Cronin NDP
Devils in Daylight - Junichiro Tanizaki - trans. J. Keith Vincent NDP
The Name of the Game is a Kidnapping - Keigo Higashino trans Jan Mitsuko Cash - Vertical Inc
The Transparent Labyrinth - Keiichiro Hirano - trans. Kerim Yasar - Strangers Press
Time Differences - Yoko Tawada - trans. Jeffrey Angles - Strangers Press
Spring Sleepers - Kyoko Yoshida - Strangers Press
The Girl Who Is Getting Married - Aoko Matsuda - trans. Angus Turvill - Strangers Press
Mariko/Mariquita - Natsuki Ikezawa - trans. Alfred Birnbaum - Strangers Press
At the Edge of the Wood - Masatsugu Ono - trans. Juliet Winters Carpenter - Strangers Press
Friendship For Grown-Ups - Nao-Cola Yamazaki - trans. Polly Barton - Strangers Press
Mikumari - Misumi Kubo - trans. Polly Barton - Strangers Press

March

Slow Boat - Hideo Furukawa - Pushkin Press
Orbital Cloud - Taiyo Fujii - Haikasoru

April

The Boy in the Earth - Fuminori Nakamura - trans. Allison Markin Powell - Soho Crime
Penance - Kanae Minato - Mulholland Books

May

Men Without Women: Stories - Haruki Murakami - trans. Philip Gabriel and Ted Goossen - Knopf
Inheritance from Mother - Minae Mizumura trans. Juliet Winters Carpenter  - Other Press

June

Ms Ice Sandwich - Mieko Kawakami - Pushkin Press
Me - Tomoyuki Hoshino - trans. Charles de Wolf, with afterword - Oe Kenzaburo Akashic Books
In the Woods of Memory - Shun Medoruma - trans. Takuma Sminkey - Stone Bridge Press
Beasts Head for Home: A Novel - Abe Kobo - trans. Richard Calichman - Weatherhead Books
The Great Passage - Shion Miura - trans. Juliet Winters Carpenter - Amazon Crossing

July

Soul Cage - Tetsuya Honda - trans. - Titan Books
Bulls Eye! - Yasutaka Tsutsui - trans. Andrew Driver - Kurodahan Press
In Praise of Shadows - Tanizaki Junichiro trans. Gregory Starr - Bento Books

August

Sea, Land, Shadow - Kazuko Shiraishi - trans. Yumiko Tsumura - New Directions
The Part of Me That Isn't Broken Inside - Kazufumi Shiraishi trans. Raj Mahtani - Dalkey Archive

September

A Small Charred Face - Kazuki Sakuraba - trans. Jocelyne Allen - Haikasoru

November

Newcomer - Keigo Higashino - trans. Alexander O'Smith  Minotaur Books
Sweet Bean Paste - Durian Sukegawa - trans. Alison Watts - One World Publications
The Travelling Cat Chronicles - Hiro Arikawa - trans. Philip Gabriel - Doubleday

Speculative Japan 4 - Kurodahan Press


some notable reissues this year -

The Master Key - Masako Togawa - Pushkin Press Vertigo
Shipwrecks - Akira Yoshimura new by intro David Mitchell - Canongate Canons
Confessions of a Mask - Yukio Mishima - Penguin Books
The Samurai - Shusaku Endo - Penguin Books
House of the Sleeping Beauties - Yasunari Kawabata - Vintage International
A Cat, A Man and Two Women - Junichiro Tanizaki - Daunt Books
Childhood Years - Junichiro Tanizaki - Michigan University Press


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