“The List” is an index of all pieces of Japanese literature coming out in English for the year 2012.
The List for 2012 is currently a work in progress and in fact probably won’t be close to being “complete” until 2012 draws to a close. Therefore, I invite you, the dedicated fans and/or publishing people, to email me at email@example.com or send a tweet to @wednesdaypicnic to let me know when I’m missing something.
Things to keep in mind about The List:
- The List includes re-translations of previously released material, and I will probably include any re-issues of significant works that have been out of print.
- The List includes all works translated into English, including those from publishers outside of the United States (Junbungaku‘s base of operations). Luckily books are so easy to get online now!
- The List, for now, is composed only of physical book releases. I do not track e-book releases. I will consider e-book only releases, if they exist, on a case-by-case basis. That being said, I won’t be actively looking for them, so you’ll definitely have to let me know about any e-book only releases.
- The List includes genre work, but does not include light novels. I’m sure there are other sites for that.
Most links go to Amazon, but I implore you to support your local independent bookstores when possible!
Let’s try chronological order this year:
Yamamoto Hiroshi, MM9
Ashibe Taku, Murder in the Red Chamber
Various, March Was Made of Yarn: Reflections on the Japanese Earthquake, Tsunami, and Nuclear Meltdown of 2011
Various,Tomo: Friendship through Fiction: An Anthology of Japan Teen Stories
Edogawa Rampo, The Fiend with Twenty Faces
Fujisaki Shingo, Crystal Silence
Ikezawa Natsuki, The Navidad Incident: The Downfall of Matías Guili
Nakamura Fuminori, The Thief
Kawamata Chiaki, Death Sentences
Kawakami Hiromi, The Briefcase
Nakamura Fumi, ENMA the Immortal
Fukunaga Takehiko, Flowers of Grass
Tomioka Taeko, Building Waves
Suzuki Koji, Edge
Various, The Future is Japanese: Stories From and About the Land of the Rising Sun
Project Itoh, Metal Gear Solid: Guns of the Patriot
Kitano Takeshi, A Guru Is Born
Tatematsu Wahei, Hidaka: A Japanese Adventure Novel
Matsumoto Seicho, Pro Bono
Urahama Kei, Domesday
Kitakata Kenzo, City of Refuge
Tanikawa Shuntaro, The Art of Being Alone: Poems 1952-2009
Project Itoh, Genocidal Organ
Hoshino Tomoyuki, We, The Children of Cats
101 Modern Japanese Poems, ed. Ooka Makoto
Ekuni Kaori, God’s Boat
Bando Masako, Mandala Road
Tanabe Seiko, A Thousand Strands of Black Hair
Shimada Masahiko, Death By Choice
Higashino Keigo, Salvation of a Saint
The Tale of the Heike
Furukawa Hideo, Belka, Why Don’t You Bark?
Takahashi Mutsuo, Twelve Views from the Distance
Akutagawa Ryunosuke, 3 Strange Tales
Komatsu Sakyo, Virus: The Day of Resurrection
Inose Naoki, Persona: A Biography of Yukio Mishima
Takahashi Mutsuo, Poems of a Penisist
Nonami Asa, Body
Ishikawa Tomotake, Gray Men
Taguchi Randy, Fujisan
Inoue Hisashi, New Tales of Tono
Soseki Natsume, The Gate
Edogawa Rampo, Strange Tale of Panorama Island
Various, Speculative Japan 3
The List for 2011 can be found here.