Hiromi Kawakami

Hiromi Kawakami

Hiromi Kawakami is one of the most famous contemporary writers in Japan. Her novel, The Briefcase/Strange Weather In Tokyo, was published in Japan in 2001 and received much international attention. Kawakami’s work has been translated into more than twenty languages, and she’s received numerous awards, including the most prestigious literary award in Japan, the Tanizaki prize.