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Renowned translator Cathy Hirano on 'Amy's Guide to Best Behavior in Japan: Do It Right and Be Polite!'

Thomas Joel - Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Cathy Hirano, translator of Nohoku Uehashi's The Beast Player and Marie Kondo’s best-selling The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, "highly recommend[s]" Amy Chavez's new book Amy's Guide to Best Behavior in Japan: Do It Right and Be Polite!, "not just to avoid making mistakes while in Japan but also to enjoy this intriguing side of its culture and people.” Read More


Bestselling Author Hanya Yanagihara recommends 'Evening Clouds' by Junzo Shono

Thomas Joel - Friday, February 09, 2018

In this Guardian Q&A, bestselling author of A Little Life Hanya Yanagihara names one of our titles, Evening Clouds by Junzo Shono, as her go-to book gift. We couldn't agree more!  Read More


Hiroaki Sato's 'Silver Spoon' translation wins the Japan-United States Friendship Commission Prize!

Thomas Joel - Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Congratulations to SBP author and translator Hiroaki Sato for winning one of the two 2017-2018 Japan-United States Friendship Commission Prizes for his English translation of Kansuke Naka's classic Japanese memoir The Silver Spoon, a sharp detailing of life at the end of the Meiji period (1912) through the eyes of a boy as he grows into adolescence. Read More


Donate to help create 'The Four Immigrants: An American Musical Manga' original cast CD!

Thomas Joel - Friday, November 10, 2017

This summer, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley produced the world premiere of The Four Immigrants: An American Musical Manga, adapted from one of our books. The show opened to critical and audience acclaim, and just received the Theatre Bay Area Award for Outstanding World Premiere Musical!  Read More


Stone Bridge Press' Holiday Gift Bundles!

Thomas Joel - Friday, October 27, 2017

We are happy to announce some new holiday gift bundles to the Stone Bridge Press webstore! Read More


New Stone Bridge Press Catalog 2017-2018

Michael Palmer - Monday, October 23, 2017

We're very excited to finally be able to share our new 2017-2018 catalog featuring our new and upcoming titles!  Read More


“Fall Into Haiku”: A Seasonal Poetry Celebration in Albany, California

Thomas Joel - Monday, October 09, 2017

“Real haiku is the soul of poetry. Anything that is not actually present in one's heart is not haiku. The moon glows, flowers bloom, insects cry, water flows. There is no place we cannot find flowers or think of the moon. This is the essence of haiku.”  Read More


Kazuo Ishiguro Is Awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature

Thomas Joel - Friday, October 06, 2017

Congratulations to British novelist Kazuo Ishiguro on winning the Nobel Prize in Literature!  Read More


Happy International Translation Day!

Thomas Joel - Saturday, September 30, 2017

It's International Translation Day everyone, a day to celebrate the many translators out there working hard to keep the world connected. What would we do without you?!  Read More


'The Four Immigrants' musical is up for 10 theater awards!

Thomas Joel - Friday, September 22, 2017

The hit musical The Four Immigrants: An American Musical Manga, adapted from Stone Bridge Press' title The Four Immigrants Manga, was recognized as a finalist TEN TIMES for the 2017 Theatre Bay Area Awards. Congratulations! Read More


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