Saturday, 22 November 2014

January in Japan 2015: Sign Up Now!

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.

*J-Lit Giants*
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 :)

I'm 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 :)