Apr 14, 2010 — Author Yoko Ogawa's Hotel Iris, published in Japanese in 1996, is the latest of her books to be translated into English. Critic Maureen Corrigan says the story, about a 17-year-old girl who begins an intense, sometimes violent affair with a tenant of her mother's rundown hotel, is decadent and profoundly sad.
Jun 11, 2009 — Yoko Ogawa's poignant new story reminds us that the heart remembers what the mind forgets, and people can find order and solace in unexpected places.
Jun 5, 2005 — John Doe is the founder and bass player for X, the 1980s punk-rock band. He's also an actor, appearing on such TV shows as Carnivale and Roswell. He kicks off our annual summer "what are you reading" feature with an eclectic list ranging from the L.A.-noirish John Fante to Louise Erdrich and Natsuo Kirino.
Jul 17, 2011 — NPR coverage of The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa and Stephen Snyder. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jul 15, 2011 — NPR coverage of Hotel Iris by Yoko Ogawa and Stephen Snyder. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.