Independent Bookstore Day Celebration With Mieko Kawakami

Saturday, April 30, 7pm CT / 8pm ET
Exclusive Online Event - Book Purchase or $5 ticket to gain admission

Left Bank Books, Raven Bookstore (Lawrence, KS), Prairie Lights (Iowa City, IA), and Moon Palace Books (Minneapolis, MN) with Europa Editions 
welcome internationally bestselling author
Mieko Kawakami,
for a special virtual event on Independent Bookstore Day to celebrate the release of
All the Lovers in the Night,
in an exclusive online event at 7pm CT / 8pm ET on Saturday, April 30th.

Order a copy of All the Lovers in the Night from The Raven to gain access to the event & support authors and independent bookstores!
Alternately, you can purchase a $5 Ticket to receive a private invitation to the event.

Purchase of the book OR a donation will get you access to the event.
Please purchase before April 30th, 6pm CT to gain access to the event.
You will receive an email with the link to join the private online event the DAY OF the event. Thank you for supporting the Raven!

If you are not able to attend live, the recording will be available to attendees following the event.



Mieko Kawakami is the author of the internationally best-selling novel Breasts and Eggs, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and one of TIME's Best 10 Books of 2020; and the highly-acclaimed Heaven, her second novel to be translated and published in English, which Oprah Daily described as written "with jagged, visceral beauty." Born in Osaka, Japan, Kawakami made her literary debut as a poet in 2006, and in 2007 published her first novella, My Ego, My Teeth, and the World. Known for their poetic qualities, their insights into the female body, and their preoccupation with ethics and modern society, her books have been translated into over twenty languages. Kawakami's literary awards include the Akutagawa Prize, the Tanizaki Prize, and the Murasaki Shikibu Prize. She lives in Tokyo, Japan.


Bestselling author of Breasts and Eggs Mieko Kawakami invites readers back into her immediately recognizable fictional world with this new, extraordinary novel and demonstrates yet again why she is one of today's most uncategorizable, insightful, and talented novelists.

Fuyuko Irie is a freelance copy editor in her mid-thirties. Working and living alone in a city where it is not easy to form new relationships, she has little regular contact with anyone other than her editor, Hijiri, a woman of the same age but with a very different disposition. When Fuyuko stops one day on a Tokyo street and notices her reflection in a storefront window, what she sees is a drab, awkward, and spiritless woman who has lacked the strength to change her life and decides to do something about it.

As the long overdue change occurs, however, painful episodes from Fuyuko's past surface and her behavior slips further and further beyond the pale. All the Lovers in the Night is acute and insightful, entertaining and engaging; it will make readers laugh, and it will make them cry, but it will also remind them, as only the best books do, that sometimes the pain is worth it.

"In the skilled hands of Bett and Boyd, Kawakami's prose is instantly recognizable--immediate, incisive, and unfailingly honest."--Katie Kitamura, Entertainment Weekly (A Most Anticipated Book of 2022)


Event date: 
Saturday, April 30, 2022 - 7:00pm
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All the Lovers in the Night By Mieko Kawakami, Sam Bett (Translator), David Boyd (Translator) Cover Image
By Mieko Kawakami, Sam Bett (Translator), David Boyd (Translator)
ISBN: 9781609456993
Availability: In stock at our distributor’s warehouse; will be at the Raven in 3-10 bus. days! More at
Published: Europa Editions - May 3rd, 2022

FINALIST for the 2022 National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction

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