Strange Work: Hiroko Oyamada in conversation with Kyoko Yoshida

Born in Hiroshima, Hiroko Oyamada is an award-winning author whose prizes include the Shincho Prize for New Writers, the Oda Sakunosuke Prize, and the Akutagawa Prize.

Her novel The Factory combines a dystopian vision of the modern workplace with the surreal elements that make up her distinctive voice, where the lives of the novel’s three protagonists gradually become enmeshed.

Translated in 2019, this novel is available for the first time in English.

Part of Japan Now North.


Site Gallery

1 Brown Street


South Yorkshire

S1 2BS

Find on Map

Opening Times

On: 21/02/2020

18:30 - 20:00



Site Gallery

Hiromi Itō and Jeffrey Angles: Writing, Translating, and Killing Kanoko

Identity, Culture and Work: The Art of Tomoko Sawada

Literary Magic: Tomihiko Morimi in conversation with Emily Balistrieri