Hiromi Kawakami briefs us on her literary life
Japanese author has been shortlisted for 2014 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize
Hiromi Kawakami: shortlisted for the 2014 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize for Strange Weather in Tokyo, translated by Allison Markin Powell, a haunting romance between two “lonely losers”. The winner will be announced on May 22nd
What was the first book to make an impression on you?
The book of world’s myths for children
Which do you prefer – ebooks or the traditional print version?
Print book. The tactile feeling of paper is important.
Where and how do you write?
In my study, with a word processor
Which book changed the way you think about fiction?
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez
Which writers, living or dead, would you invite to your dream dinner party?
JG Ballard. I am a huge fan of his.