Yoko Ogawa Bundle Giveaway

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Earlier this year, I read my first book by the female giant of Japanese literature, Yoko Ogawa. The book was The Diving Pool, a collection of three dark novellas. Ogawa was then shortlisted for The Independent Foreign Fiction Prize for her short story collection, Revenge, which Jacqui guest reviewed.


To celebrate the publication of Revenge in paperback on July 3rd, Vintage books are reissuing Ogawa’s other works so far translated into English, with stunning new covers. And I have a full set – Revenge, The Diving Pool, Hotel Iris and The Housekeeper and the Professor – to give away.

Entry is simple: leave a comment below by 12pm U.K. time on Sunday 6th July. The winner will be chosen at random and notified as soon as possible after the closing time. I am accepting world wide entries.

Edit: As always, I’m using a random number generator to choose the prize winner. Entrants have been allocated a number in order of entry as follows:

1 – Ann Bradley
2 – talesfromabruceeyeview
3 – June Seghni
4 – mushypeasonearth
5 – Janet Emson
6 – Caroline Clarke
7 – My Book Strings
8 – Martha
9 – Erdeaka
10 – Rebecca Foster
11 – Elena
12 – Bookbii
13 – the abhishekkr
14 – Kevin Freeburn
15 – Vicki Jarrett
16 – Paola Ruocco
17 – Alluglyboysdo
18 – Samstillreading
19 – Laura Hartley
20 – Ruth F Hunt

And the winner is…

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Congratulations to Erdeaka, an email is on its way to you. Thanks to everyone else for entering; there was such enthusiasm about Ogawa, I wish I had more copies to give away.

Thanks to Vintage for the prize.

0 thoughts on “Yoko Ogawa Bundle Giveaway

  1. Would love to discover the work of Yoko Ogawa…particularly The Housekeeper and The Professor which I have had in mind before 🙂

  2. A fantastic giveaway, Naomi, and thank you for the mention! No need to enter my name in the draw as I already own three of these novels, but it’s a great prize for one of your other readers.

    • Thanks, Jacqui. I looked for the review on your site but couldn’t see it. Let me know if I’ve missed it and I’ll change the link x

      • Hi Naomi, I haven’t posted it yet as I ended up with a ‘bank’ of reviews following my IFFP guest posts, and I wanted to publish some new ones to add variety. I will post it at some point, though, as it’s a great book. Thanks again for the opportunity to do a guest post on your blog. x

  3. Sounds fascinating, I’m trying to widen my literary horizons and read more world literature so would love to win this giveaway!

  4. I *love* Japanese literature (Natsuo Kirino, Hitomi Kanehara and also Schoolgirl by Osamu Dazai are some of my favourites!!) and I’ve done a “Japanese Fiction week” on the blog a while back but I have yet to read Yoko Ogawa’s work! I love the rejacketting! Think I should do another week soon!

  5. I have yet to read anything by this author; “dark” and “unsettling” sounds tempting. I love the covers… (I will check out the Women in Translation event.)

  6. I would love to have these. I read The Diving Pool but it was a library book and I would love to own it. I haven’t had a chance to read the others, but Revenge sounds good. What a nice giveaway. Thanks for making it international.

  7. Wow, another great giveaway! so far I have only read one Japanese work of literature, the famous Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami. it’ll be nice to get a chance to read another Japanese author. thanks for the giveaway 🙂

  8. I’ve heard a lot of good things about The Housekeeper and the Professor, but didn’t know about the author’s other works. Sounds great!

  9. I love The Housekeeper and the Professor, such a sweet book. Would love to read Revenge and Hotel Iris. Ogawa is a fab writer. I would love to win her books 😀

    • On my to read pile? I don’t count them, the number would be horrific!

      It’s probably 50/50 on the ones I’m sent by publishers and the ones I buy myself at the moment.

  10. Introduced to Ogawa through Revenge, which I loved – definitely eager to read more. Beautiful looking set too – chuck my name in the hat please!

  11. Oh! I’d love to get those wonderful books. I recently acquired a book shelf and I badly need some filler so as not to look unintelligent and ape like hehehe

  12. I devoured Revenge and would love to read more of her books. Superb writer and a great giveaway! Thanks.