• IFOA: Around the World with Hideo Furukawa

    IFOA: Around the World with Hideo Furukawa0

    • October 24, 2017

    I recently had the honor of reviewing Slow Boat by Hideo Furukawa. It is a fun, remastering of a short story written by Haruki Murakami titled A Slow Boat to China. In Furukawa’s book, as well as the original short story, the main protagonist meets three people who help him understand his place in life.

  • Graphic Novels in the IFOA Spotlight

    Graphic Novels in the IFOA Spotlight0

    A decade ago, the International Festival of Authors decided to include graphic novels alongside the other literary offerings of their event. After surveying the industry locally and internationally, IFOA brought in hundreds of titles from around the world. Yet publishers turned up their noses because graphic novel creators were not considered to be real writers and