We're back! Once again, I'll be starting the year with a whole month dedicated to J-Lit :) January in Japan returns in 2015, and today I'd just like to give you a taste of what lies in store at the start of the new year.
Series three of J-Lit Giants
will build on our collection of great writers. So far, we've inducted twelve into our hall of fame - whose turn is it this year? I'm a busy boy, so I'll need your help with this: if
anyone is interested in penning a guest post for posterity, please leave
a comment, or e-mail me at tonysreadinglist at y7mail dot com :)
planning to have two group reads for the month, on the 15th and 29th of January, but I haven't confirmed the titles yet (and I'm very open to suggestions!). If anyone has any ideas, please leave a comment below :)
Update (6/12): The decision has been made!
15/1 - Hiromi Kawakami's Manazuru
29/1 - Yasunari Kawabata's The Sound of the Mountain
Yes, once again we'll be running some Golden Kin-Yōbi giveaways. Publishers to jump on board so far include Pushkin Press, Penguin Modern Classics, Columbia University Press and Kurodahan Press: make sure you're subscribed to this blog so as not to miss out on the great books offered!
*News and Reviews*
In addition to all that, every Sunday in January will see a new edition of Nichi-Yōbi News, where Momotarō
and I will round up all the latest Japanese literary gossip.
Contributions are welcome - and for the review section they're
absolutely vital ;)
So, over to you! To sign up, just leave a comment below, and
don't forget to follow the blog today to keep up with all the news and giveaways next January :)