Flanagan is a writer and literary
critic, a property entrepreneur and expert on Japan. He has written
several books on Japanese literature and writes articles on culture,
literature, property and travel for newspapers around the world.
was the first Westerner
to publish a book in Japanese (日本人が知らない夏目漱石)
on celebrated Japanese author Natsume Soseki
and his translation of Soseki's writings on Britain (The
Tower of London: Tales of Victorian London) won a Japan-US
Friendship Commission Prize for the Translation of Japanese
Literature. Click here for an
introduction to the book.
book, also in Japanese, was Natsume Soseki: Superstar of World Literature.
He has also contributed lengthy critical introductions to
recent editions of Soseki's masterpieces, The Three Cornered
as well as to Shusaku Endo's novel Scandal
most recent book is a biography of Yukio
Mishima, the most internationally renowned Japanese author of
the 20th century.
on politics, property,
art and society have appeared in
numerous international magazines and newspapers including The Sunday Times, The Times Literary Supplement, The Daily
Express in the UK, the Irish Times, the Sun Herald in Australia,
Newsweek, The Japan Times, The Asahi Shinbun
and the Nihon Keizai Shinbun. Damian has appeared on various
BBC radio and UK TV shows including Nightwaves, Open Book and The World
to his world.
'Soseki: A Literary Odyssey'
'Gould and Soseki'
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