Title: Damian Flanagan
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This is the official Web site of author and critic Damian Flanagan
Yukio Mishima Three Cornered World 'Tower of London' Kokoro 'The Gate' Tower of London Nihonjin ga shiranai Natsume Soseki Nihonjin ga shiranai Natsume Soseki Scandal 

Damian 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.

He 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 (1867-1916) 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.

His third 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 World, The Gate and Kokoro as well as to Shusaku Endo's novel Scandal.

His most recent book is a biography of Yukio Mishima, the most internationally renowned Japanese author of the 20th century. 

His articles on politics, property, art and society have appeared in numerous international magazines and newspapers including 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 Today.

Welcome to his world.


Damian is chairing an event at the Daiwa Foundation on February 22nd 2019: Re-imagining Akutagawa, 7-8pm in discussion with David Peace author of Patient X. More information to be found in this link.

  video from Damian's talk at the Daiwa Foundation in January 2018, 'The Extraordinary Untold Story of James Bond and Japan' is online now and can be viewed here.

More of Damian's talks on Youtube:

          Youtube Natsume Soseki A Literary Odyssey        Youtube Natsume Soseki Damian Flanagan       Damian Flanagan Mishima
             'Soseki: A Literary Odyssey'   'Gould and Soseki'         'Yukio Mishima'


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