My name is Kathryn Hemmann, and I teach classes on Japanese literature, video games, 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 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 or prefers Western order.
Many Japanese writers use pen names or nonstandard romanization schemata for their names, and I respect their preferences by using the names under which they publish.
All of these reviews are licensed under Creative Commons, which means that you are free to reproduce them as long as you attribute me. I make no money from this website, but review copies are always welcome. All of the original texts belong to their authors and translators, and all of the cover images belong to their publishers.
Yana Dhyana created the above artwork, which I commissioned it in 2013 to use as a header. I’ve since changed the theme and layout of this blog to facilitate its mobile interface, but I still love Yana’s painting. You can find the full-size image on DeviantArt.