Tuesday, January 12, 2016

books for the reading diary - 2016


The start of a new year brings the beginning of a new list of books marked for the reading diary -


January

Tokyo Decadence - Ryu Murakami, trans. Ralph McCarthy  - Kurodahan
The Gun - Fuminori Nakamura, trans. Allison Markin Powell - Soho Press
A Girl on the Shore - Inio Asano - Vertical Inc

February

A Midsummer's Equation - Keigo Higashino,  Minotaur Books
A Poem for a Book - Yoko Tawada - The Chinese University Press
Poem in Blue - Noriko Mizuta - The Chinese University Press
Shield of Straw - Kazuhiro Kiuchi trans. Asumi Shibata - Vertical Inc - details here.
Red Red Rock and Other Stories - Seiichi Hayashi - Breakdown Press

March

Six Four - Hideo Yokoyama, trans. Jonathan Lloyd Davis  - Quercus
Legend of the Galactic Heroes vol 1 - Yoshiki Tanaka, trans. Daniel Huddleston - Haikasoru
Horses, Horses, in the End the Light Remains Pure - Hideo Furukawa, trans. Doug Slaymaker with Akiko Takenaka, Columbia University Press
Fukushima Devil Fish: Anti-Nuclear Manga - Katsumata Susumu - Breakdown Press

April

I Am a Hero - Kengo Hanazawa - Dark Horse

May

The Silent Dead - Tetsuya Honda - St.Martins Press info at J'Lit
Cop's Eyes - Gaku Yakumaru - Vertical Inc

June

A Quiet Place - Seicho Matsumoto, trans. Louise Heal Kawai - Bitter Lemon Press
Poems of Hiromi Ito, Toshiko Hirata and Takako Arai trans. Jeffrey Angles - Vagabond
Puppet Master vol 4 - Miyuki Miyabe trans. Ginny Tapley Takemori - Creek & River Co Ltd
Puppet Master vol 5 - Miyuki Miyabe trans. Ginny Tapley Takemori - Creek & River Co Ltd
Black Fairy Tale - Otsuichi trans. Nathan Collins - Shueisha English Edition

July

The Kingdom - Fuminori Nakamura, trans. Kalau Almony - Soho Press
Legend of the Galactic Heroes vol 2 - Yoshiki Tanaka trans. Daniel Huddleston - Haikasoru
Mr Turtle - Yusaku Kitano trans. Tyran Grillo - Kurodahan Press


August

The Nakano Thrift Shop - Hiromi Kawakami trans. Allison Markin Powell - Portobello Books
Me Against the World - Kazufumi Shiraishi trans. Raj Mahtani - Dalkey Archive Press
Nocturne of Remembrance - Shichiri Nakayama Vertical Inc
Long Belts and Thin Men: The Postwar Stories of Kojima Nobuo trans. Lawrence Rogers Kurodahan

September

Alice, Iris, Red Horse: Selected Poems of Gozo Yoshimasu - edited by Forrest Gander ndp
The Tales of Ise trans. Peter MacMillan - Penguin Classics
The Gate of Sorrows - Miyuki Miyabe trans. Jim Hubbert - Haikasoru

October

The Graveyard Apartment - Mariko Koike - trans. Deborah Boliver Boehm - Thomas Dunne
Deep Red - Hisashi Nozawa trans. Asumi Shibata - Vertical Inc
Red Roofs and Other Stories - Tanizaki Junichiro trans. Chambers & McCarthy - U.M. Press

November

Are You An Echo? The Lost Poetry of Misuzu Kaneko - various trans. - Chin Music Press
Absolutely on Music - Haruki Murakami/Seiji Ozawa trans. Jay Rubin - Knopf/Random
White Elephant - Mako Idemitsu trans. Julie Winters Carpenter - Chin Music Press

December

Moshi Moshi - Banana Yoshimoto trans. Asa Yoneda - Counterpoint Press


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