Hiromi Kawakami

Born in Tokyo, Hiromi Kawakami graduated from Ochanomizu Women’s College in 1980. She made her debut as “Yamada Hiromi” in NW-SF No. 16, edited by Yamano Koichi and Yamada Kazuko, in 1980 with the story So-shimoku (“Diptera”), and also helped edit some early issues of NW-SF in the 1970s. She reinvented herself as a writer and wrote her first book, a collection of short stories entitled God (Kamisama) published in 1994. Her 2001 novel Sensei no kaban (The Briefcase/Strange Weather in Tokyo) is a love story between a woman in her 30s and a man in his 70s. She is also known as a literary critic and a provocative essayist.


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The Folkloric and the Fantastic: Hiromi Kawakami’s “Record of a Night Too Brief”


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