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May 3, 2022 @ 8:00 pm

All the Lovers in the Night: A Virtual Evening with Mieko Kawakami & Kali Fajardo-Anstine


May 3, 2022
8:00 pm



Books & Books presents…

A Virtual Evening with Mieko Kawakami

In conversation with Kali Fajardo-Anstine


All the Lovers in the Night: A Novel

(Europa, $28.99)

Tuesday, May 3, 8 PM ET | LIVE on Crowdcast


Books & Books is excited to partner with Harvard Book Store, Politics & Prose and Miami Book Fair to present bestselling author of Breasts and Eggs Mieko Kawakami!

Tickets start at $5 (+ tax and fee) and includes a $5 OFF online only discount code toward your purchase at booksandbooks.com. We’ll also have a ticket/book bundle option that includes a copy of All the Lovers of the Night for $28 + tax/fee + shipping.

Once you choose you ticket option, we will send you a Crowdcast registration link that will give you access to the event via private link. See below for detailed information on tickets.

About the Book:

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).

About the Author:

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.

About the Moderator:

Kali Fajardo-Anstine is from Denver, Colorado. The author of Sabrina & Corina, a finalist for the National Book Award, the PEN/Bingham Prize, The Clark Prize, The Story Prize, the Saroyan International Prize, and winner of an American Book Award, she is the 2021 recipient of the Addison M. Metcalf Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Her work has been honored with the Denver Mayor’s Award for Global Impact in the Arts and the Mountains and Plains Independent Booksellers Association Reading the West Award. She has written for The New York Times, Harper’s Bazaar, ELLE, O: the Oprah Magazine, The American Scholar, Boston Review, and elsewhere, and has received fellowships from MacDowell, Yaddo, Hedgebrook, and Tin House. Fajardo-Anstine earned her MFA from the University of Wyoming and has lived across the country, from Durango, Colorado, to Key West, Florida. She is the 2022/23 Endowed Chair of Creative Writing at Texas State University. Her debut novel, Woman of Light, will be published in June, 2022.

Once you have registered here on Eventbrite, you will receive an email from us via Eventbrite before the event starts with a unique link and password for you to join.

Ticket Guidelines:

  • Tier 1: U.S. GENERAL ADMISSION (Includes book and U.S. shipping ): The purchase of this ticket admits (1) one person into the virtual event and includes (1) one copy of All the Lovers in the Night (Europa, $28). Please note that a fee of $6 is included for U.S. domestic shipping of the book. Tax and fee applied.

When completing your order, please make sure that you include your complete shipping address and phone number.

  • Tier 2: GENERAL ADMISSION ($5 Ticket): The purchase of this ticket option admits (1) one person into the virtual event but does NOT include a copy of the book. Ticket holders who purchase a tier 2 ticket will receive a $5 OFF online only discount code towards any book purchase on www.booksandbooks.com. Tax and fee applied.

All books will be shipped AFTER the event.

When completing your order, please make sure that you include your complete shipping address and phone number.

Please note: Due to the pandemic the post office is being challenged by increased volume, staffing issues, and safety measures. Most orders within the U.S. deliver in about 10 business days from the date the book ships. Thank you for your understanding.