Kaori Fujino & Kendall Heitzman Bilingual Reading of Nails & Eyes

Event date: 
Tuesday, April 16, 2024 - 7:00pm

In a special event made possible through the Center for Asian and Pacific Studies (CAPS) at International Programs, the Japan Foundation New York, and the University of Iowa Department of Asian and Slavic Languages and Literatures,  translator Kendall Heitzman and author Kaori Fujino will do a bilingual reading from Nails & Eyes, the Japanese literary horror novella. Awarded the 2023-24 Japan–U.S. Friendship Commission Prize for the Translation of Japanese Literature, Nails & Eyes is "Tense, subtly disturbing Japanese literary horror perfect for fans of Tender is the Flesh and The Vegetarian.  An unforgettably creepy child narrator weaves uncanny tales about her new stepmother in this feminist horror novella + short story collection that introduces a unique new voice in Japanese literature."

With masterful narrative control, Nails and Eyes—appearing in English for the first time—builds to a conclusion of disturbing power. Paired with two additional stories of unsettled minds and creeping tension, it introduces a daring new voice in Japanese literature.

Event address: 
Prairie Lights Books
15 S Dubuque St
Iowa City, IA 52240
Nails and Eyes (Japanese Novellas) By Kaori fujino, Kendall Heitzman (Translated by) Cover Image
By Kaori fujino, Kendall Heitzman (Translated by)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781782279549
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Pushkin Press - September 12th, 2023

Tense, subtly disturbing Japanese literary horror perfect for fans of Tender is the Flesh and The Vegetarian

An unforgettably creepy child narrator weaves uncanny tales about her new stepmother in this feminist horror novella + short story collection that introduces a unique new voice in Japanese literature