Kirmen Uribe’s novel Kirmen Bilbao-New York-Bilbao (National Literature Prize 2009 in Spain), will appear shortly in Japanese. The prestigious editorial from Tokyo Hakusui Sha will be responsible for its publication. The novel will appear in the series “Ex Libris”, whose aim is to publish in Japanese leading authors of the “New World Literature”, including Denis Johnson (USA), Roberto Bolaño, Olga Tokarczuk (Poland), Saša Stanišić (Bosnia), Olaf Olafsson (Iceland), and Salvador Plasencia (Mexico-US.).
The translator Nami Kaneko will translate Uribe’s work directly from the original in Basque.