Books by Stephen Snyder

HOTEL IRIS by Yoko Ogawa
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 2010

"A spare, disquieting fable."
A young Japanese hostess becomes the object of a dangerous man's obsession. Read full book review >
THE HOUSEKEEPER AND THE PROFESSOR by Yoko Ogawa
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 9, 2009

"Simple story, well told."
From Japanese author Ogawa (The Diving Pool, 2008), the story of a struggling single mother who takes a job looking after an elderly mathematician with an unusual disability. Read full book review >
THE DIVING POOL by Yoko Ogawa
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 4, 2008

"A haunting collection, and a perfect example of the power of short fiction."
A masterfully twisted triptych of dark novellas marks the American debut of a critically acclaimed Japanese fiction writer. Read full book review >
RIVALRY by Nagai Kafu
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"There is a bit of the cultural expansiveness of Dickens or Zola here, and if Komayo's dilemma feels a bit light to a modern sensibility, Kafu creates a world around her that is fascinating to behold."
The first complete English translation of Kafu's 1918 portrait of geisha life is historically gripping, if not quite dramatically so. Read full book review >
OUT by Natsuo Kirino
by Natsuo Kirino, translated by Stephen Snyder
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Crime and Punishment meets A Simple Plan—yet in the end Kirino manages her banal heroines' descent into hell like no one you've ever read before. (N.B.: The Japanese film of Out premiered in New York in late May.)"
Horrifying violence lurks a hairsbreadth beneath the surface of drab modern Tokyo in veteran Kirino's award-winning English-language debut. Read full book review >
GOLD RUSH by Miri Yu
by Miri Yu, translated by Stephen Snyder
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"Distinctive and disturbing imagery; familiar diagnoses."
A violent teenaged boy darts to adulthood in Yokohama, a mural of hell in bestselling Yu's forceful if uneven English-language debut. Read full book review >