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The in-translation offspring of the Tokyo-based magazine MONKEY , showcasing the best of contemporary Japanese literature.
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Roland Kelts Mar 25
Sterling news: Author, friend & contributor scores 3-book foreign rights deal. Prize-winning Breast and Eggs out in US next year.
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Monkey Business Mar 25
Omedetou, Mieko-san! inks US book deal!
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Monkey Business Mar 4
ICYMI - A BRAND NEW Monkey Business Store, New Translators to Watch For, Roland Kelts on Haruki Murakami, and more in MONKEY's latest newsletter!
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Suzanne Kamata Feb 26
With thanks to Juliet Winters Carpenter & Gregory Dunbar.
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Asymptote Journal Feb 24
“In writing there is a kind of secret to it. So when you do the translating, you can catch the secret.” With more than fifty translations under his belt, Haruki Murakami continues to derive pleasure from translating American classics.
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Monkey Business Feb 23
Monkey Business contributing editor Roland Kelts talks to Haruki Murakami about his legacy, his critics, and the pleasures of translation.
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Roland Kelts Feb 22
Haruki Murakami just turned 70 (!) So I went to see him again in Tokyo for a long birthday chat.
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The TLS Feb 22
Still swinging for the fences: Haruki Murakami in conversation with
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アンドリュー・カンパーナ Jan 28
I’m thrilled to share this collection of my translations of 21 prewar Japanese poems about winter by 9 different poets! I had a lot of fun bringing these together—of the 9 poets, the majority are women, two are Ainu, and many have never been translated.
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MONKEY Jan 28
柴田元幸です。英語版Monkey Businessのウェブサイトで日本文学の新進翻訳者を着々紹介しています。 David Boyd訳の小山田浩子短篇、Andrew Campana訳の冬をめぐる詩(集めただけですごい!)、どちらも実に見事です。アンドルーの方は原文もあるのでぜひ較べてみて下さい。
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Monkey Business Jan 31
Our latest MONKEY newsletter is out now, featuring NEW TRANSLATORS TO WATCH FOR: Nine Poets on Winter, translated by Andrew Campana.
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Monkey Business Jan 31
Bundle up this winter with nine poems on winter from Japanese writers! The latest installment in Translators to Watch For is now live, featuring Nine Winter poems by Bochō Yamamura, Akiko Yosano, Kuniko Imai, and more, translated by Andrew Campana.
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Monkey Business Jan 18
Tomorrow, January 19, at 19:00 CET, the 48-hour free streaming premiere of the documentary "Dreaming Murakami" will begin.
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Literary Hub Jan 14
"There aren’t any new words. Our job is to give new meanings and special overtones to absolutely ordinary words.”
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Literary Hub Jan 14
"A story, a monogatari, is not something you create. It is something that you pull out of yourself. The story is already there, inside you. You can’t make it, you can only bring it out."
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Literary Hub Jan 14
"It is the inherent right of all writers to experiment with the possibilities of language in every way they can imagine." In honor of his 70th birthday over the weekend, some writing advice from language experimenter extraordinaire, Haruki Murakami!
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Monkey Business Jan 12
Happy Birthday to MONKEY friend and contributor Haruki Murakami! お誕生日おめでとうございます!
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Monkey Business Jan 4
Haruki Murakami Day: Stream Seven Hours of Mixes Collecting All the Jazz, Classical & Classic American Pop Music from His Novels.
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Monkey Business Jan 2
Replying to @monkeybizjapan
Our third installment of Translators to Watch For is now live, featuring a story by Hiroko Oyamada, translated by David Boyd.
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Monkey Business Jan 2
Happy New Year from all of us at Monkey Business! Our Latest Translators to Watch for, MONKEY at Tokyo Literary Festival, and more in our latest newsletter!
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