This blog features reviews of contemporary Japanese fiction in translation, as well as occasional posts on comics, manga, and nonfiction books related to Japan.
My name is Kathryn Hemmann, and I teach classes on Japanese literature and popular culture at the University of Pennsylvania. I’m currently headquartered in West Philadelphia, where I live in a maze of bookshelves at the top of a castle turret. I’m always open to reading suggestions, so please feel free to send them my way.
I host open-access copies of my publications and syllabi on my personal website.
You can also find me on Twitter, where I go by @kathrynthehuman.
All of these reviews are licensed under Creative Commons, which means that you are free to reproduce them as long as you attribute me. All of the original texts belong to their authors and translators, and all of the cover images belong to their publishers.