Books

New Japanese Voices

The Best Contemporary Fiction from Japan

by Helen Mitsios

“A happy marriage of contemporary Western culture with the traditional Japanese sensibility makes this story collection by young Japanese writers a worthwhile successor to a distinguished literary past.” –Kirkus Reviews

  • ISBN-13 978-1-5558-4588-9

About The Book

Born after Hiroshima, the writers in this dazzling collection of short stories represent the American debut of the best contemporary Japanese fiction. Inhabiting the exotic interstices between cultural traditionalism and high-tech futurism, the stories in this volume offer a rich portrait of the Japanese sensibility–the zeitgeist that is transforming the way the rest of the world views itself.

Praise

“Mitsios assembles an impressive range of literary ambassadors. This anthology should firmly resolve debates about the vitality of Japanese fiction.” –Publishers Weekly

“A happy marriage of contemporary Western culture with the traditional Japanese sensibility makes this story collection by young Japanese writers a worthwhile successor to a distinguished literary past.” –Kirkus Reviews

“Ms. Mitsios has assembled an intelligent collection.” –Herbert Mitgang, New York Times Book Review

Awards

A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice
A New York Times Book Review Summer Reading Selection