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What’s behind the boom in Japanese fiction?

2 June 2024

3:55 PM

2 June 2024

3:55 PM

‘There are two things that I can simply not tolerate: feminists and margarine’.

This is a quote from the novel Butter by Japanese writer Asako Yuzuki, which was published in translation last month to great acclaim. It’s billed as ‘a novel of food and murder’, inspired by the true story of a gourmet chef/serial killer and the journalist intent on cracking her case.

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