Mieko Kawakami in Conversation with Nadja Spiegelman on Independent Bookstore Day!
A Room of One's Own, in collaboration with Left Bank Books (St. Louis, MO), Raven Bookstore (Lawrence, KS), Prairie Lights (Iowa City, IA), Moon Palace Books (Minneapolis, MN) and Europa Editions, present a special Independent Bookstore Day virtual event with Mieko Kawakami, author of the forthcoming novel All The Lovers in the Night!
Purchase of either a $5 ticket (see link above) or a copy of All the Lovers in the Night (see link below) will grant you access to this livestreamed conversation.
Mieko Kawakami is the author of the internationally best-selling novel Breasts and Eggs, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and one of TIME's Best 10 Books of 2020; and the highly-acclaimed Heaven, her second novel to be translated and published in English, which Oprah Daily described as written "with jagged, visceral beauty." Born in Osaka, Japan, Kawakami made her literary debut as a poet in 2006, and in 2007 published her first novella, My Ego, My Teeth, and the World. Known for their poetic qualities, their insights into the female body, and their preoccupation with ethics and modern society, her books have been translated into over twenty languages. Kawakami's literary awards include the Akutagawa Prize, the Tanizaki Prize, and the Murasaki Shikibu Prize. She lives in Tokyo, Japan.
Nadja Spiegelman is the Editor-in-Chief of Astra Magazine, the new international magazine of literature. Formerly an editor at The Paris Review, she is also the author of the memoir I'm Supposed to Protect You From All This, as well as three children's books, including Lost in NYC. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times Book Review, The New York Review of Books, Newyorker.com and more.