Japanese Author – Kazuo Ishiguro

Author Kazuo Ishiguro is a Japanese-born British novelist who won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2017 and was knighted in 2018. Profile Sir Kazuo Ishiguro was born on November 8th, 1954, in Nagasaki, Japan. In 1960 the family migrated to Great Britain. He graduated in English and Philosophy in 1978 from the University of Kent, Canterbury. After a year he joined for his masters in Creative writing in the University of East Anglia. He had Angela Carter and Malcolm Bradbury as his tutorsRead More…

Japanese Author – Murasaki Shibiku

Author Murasaki Shibiku was a Japanese author who got her name from the one of the characters, Lady Murasaki, of her novel. The real name of the author is not known but some believe it might be Fujiwara no Kaoruko as this name is mentioned in a court diary of that period. Profile Murasaki Shibikuwas born in 978, in Kyōto, Japan and died in 1014. The dates are contested.  She was a poet, novelist and a lady-in-waiting at the king’s court during the Heian period. Heian women were not Read More…

Japanese Author – Matsuo Basho

Author Matsuo Basho was a 17th century Buddhist monk of Japan whose haiku poetry produced calmness as prescribed in Zen Buddhism. Profile Matsuo Basho was born in 1644 near Ueno in Iga Province and became a famous poet of the Edo period in Japan. He was born into a landed class and was introduced to poetry at a very young age. He worked as a teacher but soon renounced the urban and social life and wanted to travel all through the country. While teaching he had about twenty students and Read More…

Japanese Author – Kabi Nagata

Author Kabi Nagata is a Japanese writer and manga artist who became famous with one book ‘My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness’. Profile Kabi Nagata was born on 28th May 1987 in Japan. She wanted to become a manga artist and she started it when she was in the 4th year of the elementary school. She kept drawing and as she grew her desire to become a mangaka also grew. But she was not getting much work. So she decided to experiment with her own story. In an interview she said,” WhRead More…

Japanese Author – Tomihiko Morimi

Author Tomihiko Morimi is a Japanese writer whose works became popular and were made into feature films or TV series. He lives in Nara with his family and commutes to Kyoto for his work. Profile Tomihiko Morimi was born On January 6th 1979 in Nara prefecture. He studied agriculture and graduated in the same from the Kyoto University. He moved to Tokyo for some time but is back in Nara, his hometown. He started writing when he was studying in the university. TomihikoMorimi has written moRead More…

The Voyeurs by Gabrielle Bell

Title: The Voyeurs Author: Gabrielle Bell Context: The Voyeurs is a honest and fun read spanning across continents, decisions in life, and relationships by Gabrielle Bell, one of the most mature writers and sincere voices of her literary generation. Bell even if she is a recluse in a crowd she studies loneliness of different kinds with the kind of singular interest many people set aside for tasks that are more pleasant. Synopsis: The graphic novel The Voyeurs, is a real-time narrative Read More…

The Love Bunglers by Jaime Hernandez

Author: Jaime Hernandez Context: The Love Bunglers is a graphic novel by American cartoonist Jaime Hernandez, published. The story revolves around a protagonist of Hernandez’s stories, a character named Maggie, her involvement with two men, Reno Banks and Ray Dominguez, in the past. The graphic novel is one of the best and finest works of Jaime ever created in the medium. Synopsis: Jaime’s latest collection is The Love Bunglers which has culminated a 30 years period of storytelling, ceRead More…