An author is the creator or originator of any written work such as a book or play, and is thus also a writer.
(born 24 July 1964) is the pen name of Japanese writer.
English is a West Germanic language that was first spoken in early medieval England and is now a global lingua franca.
Goodbye Tsugumi (TUGUMI) is a novel written by Japanese author Banana Yoshimoto (吉本ばなな）in 1989 and translated into English in 2002 by Michael Emmerich. Goodbye Tsugumi was made into a movie in 1990, directed by Jun Ichikawa.
Grove Press is an American publishing imprint that was founded in 1947.
A hardcover or hardback (also known as hardbound, and sometimes as case-bound) book is one bound with rigid protective covers (typically of Binder's board or heavy paperboard covered with buckram or other cloth, heavy paper, or occasionally leather).
Japan (日本; Nippon or Nihon; formally 日本国 or Nihon-koku, lit. "State of Japan") is a sovereign island country in East Asia.
is an East Asian language spoken by about 128 million people, primarily in Japan, where it is the national language.
A novel is a relatively long work of narrative fiction, normally in prose, which is typically published as a book.
A paperback is a type of book characterized by a thick paper or paperboard cover, and often held together with glue rather than stitches or staples.