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  • Crafting Words in the Japan Times

    Following up on a feature article with Fuminori Nakamura that coincided with the appearance of his latest novel in English, the Japan Times has published an interview with his translator (me!) about the craft of translation, working with authors alive and dead, and the tyranny of the blank page.

  • Junkudo’s Night at the Bookstore

    My friend Alta sent this link about Japanese bookstore Junkudo’s trial run of a sleepover for customers at one of their Tokyo branches. Apparently today is the last day to apply online. I can’t say that the accommodations in the photo look particularly inviting, but I love the idea of an all-you-can-read sleepover. Alas,┬áthe event […]

  • Interview with Jay Rubin about Translating Haruki Murakami

    As part of their series on internationally acclaimed writer Haruki Murakami, the Asahi Shimbun has published an interview with Jay Rubin, one of Murakami’s translators…