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.

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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.