The Ten Loves of Mr Nishino

Hiromi Kawakami

Published: 6 June 2019
Trade Paperback, Demy PB
135x216mm, 208 pages
ISBN: 9781846276972

About the author

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Born in 1958 in Tokyo, HIROMI KAWAKAMI is one of Japan's most popular contemporary novelists. She is the recipient of the Pascal Short Story Prize for New Writers and the Akutagawa Prize. Her novel Drowning won both the Ito Sei Literature Award and Joryu Bungaku Sho (Women Writers' Prize) in 2000. Her novel Manazuru won the 2011 Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission Prize. Strange Weather in Tokyo (Sensei no kaban) won the Tanizaki prize in 2001 and was shortlisted for both the 2013 Man Asian Literary Prize and the 2014 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize. More about the author


Arresting... a wonderful sleight-of-hand narrative that reveals so much while seemingly being very simple’



Charming... beguiling and beautiful

Endlessly thought-provoking, The Ten Loves of Mr Nishino is all the more remarkable for couching its insights in such accessible terms’

Quirky and delicate...timeless...I fell totally under the spell of this beautiful book

‘A story of desire, envy, romantic mishap, star-crossed lovers, passion, courtship, infidelity, unrequited love and loneliness’

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