A Novelist Writing Modern Japanese Literature in the Japanese Language
The Fall of Language in the Age of English (Nihongo ga horobiru toki: Eigo no seiki no naka de), translated to English by Mari Yoshihara and Juliet Winters Carpenter. New York: Columbia University Press, 2015. This book about the current state of language and literature of modern nations won the 2008 Kobayashi Hideo Award. It was also one of Flavorwire's 10 Must-Read Academic Books for 2015, one of World Literature Today's 75 Notable Translations of 2015 and one of Flavorwire's 10 Best Books by Academic Publishers of 2015.