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The Free Library of Philadelphia received the set of 50 translated books of modern Japanese fiction, non-fiction and graphic novels thanks to a grant from Toyota Motor Corporation to the American Library Association.

The translated work of award winning authors (through Vertical Publishing) provide a great sampling of popular works from Japan in many genre- fiction, fantasy, mystery, horror, historical, Manga, etc. 

Here is the link to the list of books included in the set, with a short author biography and summary:



To Terra. Volume 1 / Keiko Takemiya.
To Terra. Volume 1 / Keiko Takemiya.
Ring / Koji Suzuki
Ring / Koji Suzuki
Sat, June 27, 2009
Quite an achievement this collection. I specially like the "Promenade of the Gods" by Suzuki Koji. Suzuki Koji was also the author of "The Ring" (made into a 2002 film starring Naomi Watts). Garden Design
Paul Smith
- Philadelphia
Wed, July 08, 2009
This is good info. I could get the opportunity now since I don't read Japanese. Thanks. Gary's blog.
Gary - Example: Philadelphia
Tue, January 26, 2010
Wow, Its great to know that The Free Library of Philadelphia received the set of 50 translated books of modern Japanese fiction. I will be having a look at the books ane-Creator of
JANE - New York
Tue, January 26, 2010
Nice book collection.Love them Vanessa-
Vanessa - Teas
Sat, February 13, 2010
I like the clever way of author's use of words in this post... I hope to see more of your post in the future... Its very entertaining... has the same cleverness...
Jesse Dawson - San Diego
Sat, February 13, 2010
MWD Krafts..Specialize in favors, albums, baskets, flops and much more!
San Diego Gift Baskets - San Diego
Tue, March 30, 2010
The Japanese art books look great! I'll have to check them out :) ---- Brent Allington
Brent - Philadelphia
Fri, April 16, 2010
I love Japanese Giesha book. Do they have that too??
Ideas - New York
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