Japanese Translator Cathy Hirano Interviewed

Cathy Hirano - translator of the "Mirror Sword and Shadow Prince, the second volume in Noriko Ogiwara’s Tales of the Magatama series, published by VIZ Media’s Haikasoru imprint", is interviewed by Alexander O. Smith over at the Tokyo Translators Group site. After graduating from ICU, I reviewed English YA books for possible Japanese publication and occasionally... Continue Reading →

Japanese Novel Nominated, for First Time, for Philip K. Dick Award

Great news for international SF, and a great start for 2011, with the news that Japanese novel Harmony, by Project Itoh (real name Satoshi Itō - a young Japanese author who died, far too early, of cancer in 2009 - he was 34) has just been nominated for the Philip K. Dick Award. The novel has... Continue Reading →

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