Mieko Kawakami with Nadja Spiegelman - All the Lovers in the Night

Saturday, April 30, 7pm CT / 8pm ET
Exclusive Online Event - Book Purchase or $5 donation to gain admission

Left Bank Books, Raven Bookstore (Lawrence, KS), Prairie Lights (Iowa City, IA), A Room of One's Own (Madison, WI), and Moon Palace Books (Minneapolis, MN) with Europa Editions 
welcome internationally bestselling author
Mieko Kawakami,
for a special virtual event on Independent Bookstore Day to celebrate the release of
All the Lovers in the Night,
in an exclusive online event at 7pm CT / 8pm ET on Saturday, April 30th.
Kawakami will be in conversation with author and Editor-in-Chief of Astra Magazine,
Nadja Spiegelman.
Order a copy of
from Left Bank Books to gain access to the event OR make a $5 donation to Left Bank Books to receive access.
Please purchase before April 30th, 6pm CT for event access.
If you are not able to attend live, the recording will be available to attendees following the event.
 
 
Mieko Kawakami is the author of the internationally best-selling novel Breasts and Eggs, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and one of TIME's Best 10 Books of 2020; and the highly-acclaimed Heaven, her second novel to be translated and published in English, which Oprah Daily described as written "with jagged, visceral beauty." Born in Osaka, Japan, Kawakami made her literary debut as a poet in 2006, and in 2007 published her first novella, My Ego, My Teeth, and the World. Known for their poetic qualities, their insights into the female body, and their preoccupation with ethics and modern society, her books have been translated into over twenty languages. Kawakami's literary awards include the Akutagawa Prize, the Tanizaki Prize, and the Murasaki Shikibu Prize. She lives in Tokyo, Japan.
 
Nadja Spiegelman is the Editor-in-Chief of Astra Magazine, the new international magazine of literature. Formerly an editor at The Paris Review, she is also the author of the memoir I'm Supposed to Protect You From All This, as well as three children's books, including Lost in NYC. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times Book Review, The New York Review of Books, Newyorker.com and more.
 
 
Bestselling author of Breasts and Eggs Mieko Kawakami invites readers back into her immediately recognizable fictional world with this new, extraordinary novel and demonstrates yet again why she is one of today's most uncategorizable, insightful, and talented novelists.

Fuyuko Irie is a freelance copy editor in her mid-thirties. Working and living alone in a city where it is not easy to form new relationships, she has little regular contact with anyone other than her editor, Hijiri, a woman of the same age but with a very different disposition. When Fuyuko stops one day on a Tokyo street and notices her reflection in a storefront window, what she sees is a drab, awkward, and spiritless woman who has lacked the strength to change her life and decides to do something about it.

As the long overdue change occurs, however, painful episodes from Fuyuko's past surface and her behavior slips further and further beyond the pale. All the Lovers in the Night is acute and insightful, entertaining and engaging; it will make readers laugh, and it will make them cry, but it will also remind them, as only the best books do, that sometimes the pain is worth it.

"In the skilled hands of Bett and Boyd, Kawakami's prose is instantly recognizable--immediate, incisive, and unfailingly honest."--Katie Kitamura, Entertainment Weekly (A Most Anticipated Book of 2022)

 

To access the event, please purchase a copy of All the Lovers in the Night from Left Bank Books or make a $5 donation online to Left Bank Books. You must provide an email address to be invited to the private online event. You will receive an email with the link to join the private online event the DAY OF the event. Thank you for supporting Left Bank Books!

Exclusive Virtual Event - book purchase or donation to attend
Books: 
All the Lovers in the Night Cover Image
By Mieko Kawakami, Sam Bett (Translator), David Boyd (Translator)
$28.00
ISBN: 9781609456993
Availability: On Our Shelves (Note - We update this inventory once per day.)
Published: Europa Editions - May 3rd, 2022

Breasts and Eggs Cover Image
By Mieko Kawakami, Sam Bett (Translator), David Boyd (Translator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781609456702
Availability: On Our Shelves (Note - We update this inventory once per day.)
Published: Europa Editions - March 23rd, 2021

Heaven Cover Image
By Mieko Kawakami, Sam Bett (Translator), David Boyd (Translator)
$23.00
ISBN: 9781609456214
Availability: Ships quickly (1-7 days)
Published: Europa Editions - May 25th, 2021

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Heaven Cover Image
By Mieko Kawakami, Sam Bett (Translator), David Boyd (Translator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781609457457
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Europa Editions - August 16th, 2022

Astra Magazine, Ecstasy: Issue One Cover Image
By Nadja Spiegelman (Editor)
$19.00
ISBN: 9781662619007
Availability: On Our Shelves (Note - We update this inventory once per day.)
Published: Astra House - April 12th, 2022

Blancaflor, the Hero with Secret Powers: A Folktale from Latin America: A Toon Graphic Cover Image
By Nadja Spiegelman, Sergio García Sánchez (Illustrator), F. Isabel Campoy (Introduction by)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781943145560
Availability: Ships quickly (1-7 days)
Published: Toon Graphics - September 14th, 2021

Lost in Nyc: A Subway Adventure: A Toon Graphic Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781943145485
Availability: Ships quickly (1-7 days)
Published: Toon Books - May 5th, 2020

Lost in Nyc: A Subway Adventure: A Toon Graphic Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781935179818
Availability: Ships quickly (1-7 days)
Published: Toon Graphics - April 7th, 2015

I'm Supposed to Protect You from All This: A Memoir Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780399573071
Availability: Ships quickly (1-7 days)
Published: Riverhead Books - August 1st, 2017