Thursday, 23 March 2017

Keshiki Keshiki Keshiki

Strangers Press is a new small publisher based in Norwich who are setting out to bring great translated literature to English-speaking readers. They've launched very impressively with the 'Keshiki: New Voices from Japan' series, 8 novellas published as DL-sized chapbooks, with eye-catching covers and interiors printed in unusual dark blue ink. I ordered them based on their looks alone, not having read any of the authors before, but fortunately they're also quality stuff prose-wise.



All the books have French flaps with the author and translator biographies on them. Click for bigger, semi-readble versions.



So you don't have to suffer too much from my inepty photographs, here are the individual covers and their designer credits.

Design by Glen Robinson

Design by Glen Robinson

Design by Glen Robinson

Design by Glen Robinson

Design by Nigel Aono-Billson

Design by Nigel Aono-Billson

Design by Nigel Aono-Billson

Design by Nigel Aono-Billson

Strangers Press's website makes no mention of what their next project will be, but I look forward to it with impatience and greed.

2 comments:

Emma said...

These little books are gorgeous! I wish you'd posted a link — I had to operate Google to find them all by myself.

JRSM said...

Sorry about that--I tend not to post direct links to publishers or booksellers in case people think I'm making money off doing so. But they are gorgeous, and well worth the Googling time!