Dear Shirley, The Bird’s Nest is a portrait, both darkly comic and terrifying, of a young woman’s psychological descent into mental illness. Dealing with a character suffering from multiple personalities disorder, you…… Read more “Gone far within, waiting behind the heart or the throat”
Shirley Hardie Jackson (1916 – 1965) was an American author. Her work influenced authors such as Stephen King and Neil Gaiman. The Haunting of Hill House (1959)… Read more "Shirley Jackson"
Dear Hiromi, Your book draws a lot on inter-generational conflict and cultural assimilation. Chorus of Mushrooms centers around the lives of three generations of women in a Japanese…… Read more “The words we speak leave small bruises on the skin,”
Hiromi Goto (1966, Chiba-ken, Japan) is a Japanese-Canadian editor, writer, essayist, and teacher of creative writing. She immigrated to Canada with her family in 1969. Goto earned her B.A. in English… Read more "Hiromi Goto"
“Once you start doubting, it’s hard to know what to believe”: Naomi, by Jun’ichirō Tanizaki #JapaneseLitChallenge #JapaneseJune #NaomiReadalong
Jun'ichirō Tanizaki (谷崎 潤一郎 Tanizaki Jun'ichirō?, 24 July 1886 – 30 July 1965) was a Japanese modern writer. Tanizaki was born into a rich merchant class family… Read more "Jun’ichirō Tanizaki"
Hey y’all, Meytal over at the Biblibio blog is hosting the Women in Translation Month (#WITMonth) in August. The event attempts to turn the spotlight onto works written by female…… Read more “Women in Translation Month 2015”