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川上 弘美  |  Hiromi Kawakami

Legal name: 川上弘美

Transliterated name: Kawakami, Hiromi

Birth place: Tokyo, Japan

Birth date: 1 April 1958

Language: Japanese

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Biographic comments: Born as Hiromi Yamada.


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Collections

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People from My Neighbourhood

2020

Library edition: 2021 edition, 1st printing

Granta Books

ISBN 978-1-84627-699-6

Paperback, 121 pages

£7.99

Notes:

  •  Translated by Ted Goossen.

  •  Contains both genre and non-genre fiction.

Fiction: The Secret  //  Chicken Hell  //  Grandma  //  The Office  //  Brains  //  The Crooner  //  The School Principal  //  

The Love  //  The Juvenile Delinquent  //  The Tenement  //  The Hachirō Lottery  //  The Magic Spell  //  Grandpa

Shadows  //  The Six-Person Flats  //  The Rivals  //  The Elf  //  The Buriers  //  Banana  //  Lord of the Flies  //  The

Baseball Game  //  Torture  //  Bass Fishing  //  Pigeonitis  //  Sports Day  //  Fruit  //  The White Dove  //  Eye Medicine  

//  Weightlessness  //  Hair  //  Baby  //  The Family Trade  //  The Bottomless Swamp  //  Falsification  //  Refrigerator  //

The Shacks  //  The Empress

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Short fiction chapbooks

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Parade

2002

Library edition: November 2019, 1st edition, 1st printing

Soft Skull Press

ISBN 978-1-84627-699-6

Paperback, 79 pages

$11.95

Notes:

  •  'Sensei & Tsukiko' series.

  •  Afterword by Hiromi Kawakami.

  •  Translated by Allison Markin Powell.

  •  Illustrated by Takako Yoshitomi.

Record of a Night Too Brief

1996

Library edition: 2021 edition, 1st printing

Pushkin Press

ISBN 978-1-78227-271-7

Paperback, 158 pages

£7.99

Notes:

  •  Translated by Lucy North.

Fiction: Record of a Night Too Brief  //  Missing  //  A Snake Stepped On

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Novels

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Strange Weather in Tokyo

2001

Library edition: September 2020 edition, 3rd printing

Granta

ISBN 978-1-58243-627-2

Hardcover, 224 pages

Unknown cover price

Notes:

  •  'Sensei & Tsukiko' series.

  •  Afterword by Hiromi Kawakami.

  •  Translated by Allison Markin Powell.

  •  Also contains the short story 'Parade'.

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Manazuru

2006

<  September 2010, 1st English language edition

Counterpoint

ISBN 978-1-58243-627-2

Hardcover, 224 pages

Unknown cover price

Notes:

  •  Translated by Michael Emmerich.