This blog features reviews of contemporary Japanese literature 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 George Mason University. I’m currently headquartered in Washington DC, where I live across the street from the National Zoo. I’m always open to reading suggestions, so please feel free to send them my way.
I love video games, and I blog about my adventures over at Digital Fantasy Travel Diary.
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 Japanese names are presented in Japanese order, with the family name first, unless the person in question is writing in a Western language.
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.