Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 18:00 to 20:00

13/14 Cornwall Terrace,
Outer Circle (entrance facing Regent's Park),

Jayne Joso | Launch of Japan Stories, DAIWA


Japan Stories is a spellbinding new collection of short fiction from Jayne Joso. Meet the sinister museum curator, a son caring for his dementia- struck father, a young woman who returns to haunt her killer, and a curious homeless man intent on cleaning your home with lemons. This captivating work also includes Joso’s stories ‘I’m not David Bowie’ and ‘Maru-chan’, an homage to Yayoi Kusama. The book is illustrated by Manga artist, NAMIKO.

‘Stripped to the bone by the depredations of dementia, Joso’s prose falls from eloquence to hand-wringing and the bitterness of uncontained grief, to create another kind of desperate lucidity. That most of us will recognise the son’s plight is a fitting tribute to Joso’s profoundly moving recreation of pain and consolation… exquisite and transformative’ – Steve Whittaker, Yorkshire Times

At this book launch, Joso will introduce Japan Stories, discussing the inspirations behind it. She will also be reading from the book and taking questions from the audience. There will be signed copies available for purchase alongside Joso’s earlier Japan-based work My Falling Down House.

A drinks reception will follow from 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Book your place on the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation website: dajf.org.uk.