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Hiromi Kawakami

Author of Strange Weather in Tokyo

42+ Works 3,033 Members 116 Reviews 6 Favorited

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Series

Works by Hiromi Kawakami

Strange Weather in Tokyo (2001) 1,204 copies
The Nakano Thrift Shop (2005) 612 copies
People From My Neighbourhood (2021) 260 copies
The Ten Loves of Nishino (2003) 219 copies
Manazuru (2006) 193 copies
Record of a Night Too Brief (1996) 129 copies
Parade: A Folktale (2002) 89 copies
Les années douces : Volume 1 (2010) — Author — 82 copies
Gli anni dolci vol. 2 (2010) — Author — 64 copies
Dragon Palace (2002) 30 copies
ABANDONARSE A LA PASION (2002) 27 copies
Amores imperfectos (2006) 12 copies

Associated Works

Granta 127: Japan (2014) — Contributor — 125 copies
The Best Small Fictions 2015 (2015) — Contributor — 26 copies
Monkey Business: New Writing from Japan, Volume 01 (2011) — Contributor — 12 copies
Monkey Business: New Writing from Japan, Volume 03 (2013) — Contributor — 11 copies
Monkey Business: New Writing from Japan, Volume 05 (2015) — Contributor — 10 copies
Monkey Business: New Writing from Japan, Volume 07 (2017) — Contributor — 8 copies
Monkey Business: New Writing from Japan, Volume 04 (2014) — Contributor — 7 copies
Monkey Business: New Writing from Japan, Volume 02 (2018) — Contributor — 5 copies
Monkey Business: New Writing from Japan, Volume 06 (2016) — Contributor — 5 copies
戦後短篇小説再発見18 (講談社文芸文庫) (2004) — Contributor — 2 copies
20の短編小説 (朝日文庫) (2016) — Contributor — 2 copies
群像 2015年 04 月号 [雑誌] (2015) — Contributor — 1 copy
群像 2015年 09 月号 [雑誌] (2015) — Contributor — 1 copy
文学界 2013年 09月号 [雑誌] (2013) — Contributor — 1 copy
群像 2015年 11 月号 [雑誌] (2015) — Contributor — 1 copy
群像 2020年 01 月号 — Contributor — 1 copy
群像 2020年 08 月号 — Contributor — 1 copy
群像 2021年 02 月号 — Contributor — 1 copy
新潮 2018年 03月号 — Contributor — 1 copy
文学界 2014年 03月号 [雑誌] (2014) — Contributor — 1 copy
文藝 2020年夏季号 — Contributor — 1 copy
新潮 2017年 07 月号 [雑誌] (2017) — Contributor — 1 copy
新潮 2016年 07 月号 [雑誌] (2016) — Contributor — 1 copy
新潮 2014年 06月号 [雑誌] (2014) — Contributor — 1 copy
新潮 2010年 03月号 [雑誌] — Contributor — 1 copy
文学2017 — Contributor — 1 copy
文藝春秋 2012年 03月号 [雑誌] (2012) — Contributor — 1 copy
文藝春秋 2007年 09月号 [雑誌] (2007) — Contributor — 1 copy
Subaru, April 2017 (2017) — Contributor — 1 copy
すばる 2012年 01月号 [雑誌] (2011) — Contributor — 1 copy
yaso夜想―特集 山尾悠子 — Contributor — 1 copy
MONKEY vol.20 探偵の一ダース — Contributor — 1 copy
GRANTA JAPAN with 早稲田文学 01 (2014) — Contributor — 1 copy
群像 2008年 01月号 [雑誌] — Contributor — 1 copy

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Common Knowledge

Canonical name
Kawakami, Hiromi
Legal name
川上弘美
Birthdate
1958-04-01
Gender
female
Nationality
Japan
Birthplace
Tokyo, Japan
Places of residence
Tokyo, Japan
Education
Ochanomizu Women's College
Occupations
literary critic
essayist
novelist

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Reviews

Lovely writing, if a little wacky at times. I think I need to give up on short story collections overall though - they’re just not my bag of beans.
 
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gonzocc | 6 other reviews | Mar 31, 2024 |
3.5 rounded up.
“Strange Weather in Tokyo” is wistful, gently austere, and has a dreamlike quality threaded throughout that makes the whole story feel like you’re reading a fable at times. I really appreciate how Kawakami writes prose that is streamlined and simple yet FAR from boring; it’s really rich in the most minimalist manner. Her writing here gives a particular attention to food & the pleasures of eating, weather & nature as reflection of inner thoughts, and the tiny habits/quirks of individuals that are noticed by those closest to them.
The story as a whole was somewhat plain, but was composed and executed in a way that made me really enjoy the process of reading it!
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deborahee | 51 other reviews | Feb 23, 2024 |
Beautifully written, beautifully understated. The elegance of everyday things. Quirky characters. An occasional chuckle. This was a pleasure.

 
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Alexandra_book_life | 51 other reviews | Dec 15, 2023 |
One of my favorite books I’ve read this year. So sweet. So engaging. The details about the food and drink was so tenderly handled. Lovely characters. Lovely book.
 
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BookyMaven | 51 other reviews | Dec 6, 2023 |

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Works
42
Also by
48
Members
3,033
Popularity
#8,422
Rating
½ 3.6
Reviews
116
ISBNs
196
Languages
19
Favorited
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