JFNY Literary series

I had the pleasure of appearing in the JFNY Literary Series.
This is a joint project of the Japan Foundation NY and Strong woman, soft power, with translators Allison Markin Powell, Ginny Tapley Takemori, and Lucy North.

The first event was with Yu Miri and Morgan Giles, and the second was with Sayaka Murata and Ginny Tapley Takemori, which should give you an idea of what a great event this is.
I talked with Allison. The moderator was Kyoko Nakajima.
Thanks to all of you, I had a really great time.

The video can be viewed on the Japan Foundation New York website as mentioned above, or on the following youtube site.


Happy new year

I hope it'll be slightly great year for you all.
Thanks to the books which gave me a lot of suggestions.
"Nickel Boys" Colson Whitehead
"10 minutes 38 seconds in this strange world" Elif shark
"Pray human" Che sil
"Sabrina & Corina" Kali Fajardo-Anstine
"Her body and Other Parties" Carmen Maria Machado
"Listen to Broken Britain" Mikako Brady
" The Man who shot out my eye is dead" Chanelle Bents
"Les victorieuses" Laetitia Colombani
"Tha Sustainable Use of Our Souls" Aoko Matsuda
"The desert of Paris, the mirage of Tokyo” Hitomi Kanehara
"The night when Polaris falls" Li Kokomo
"Before you spear me to death with your bamboo spear" Lee Yongdeok
"Ein Ganzes Leben" Robert Seethaler
"Autumn" Ali Smith
"The Testaments"Margaret Atwood



My short story"VIO" has appeared on Granta magazine.
It is such a great honor!
This story is about the pubic hair and privilege and the pain.
"What's the hell of it?"
If you think so,please read it!