Takashi Hiraide is a poet, critic and book designer. He has published books of various genres and forms from poetry to prose and from poetics of sports to criticism on arts, receiving numerous prizes. Kenzaburo Oe, Nobel Prize-winning novelist, highly praised Hiraide’s writings for providing a new direction for prose within the field of poetry.His first novel The Guest Cat, became a New York Times and Sunday Times bestseller in 2014. It has been translated into ten languages, including English and French. There are plans for more translations, totalling more than twenty languages. This is a book of hybrid literary form consisting of Japanese I-novel style & Surrealistic documentary.

Supported by The Japan Foundation Toronto

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Events Takashi Hiraide was involved in

  • IFOA Scarborough

    Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 7:00 PM

    Do not miss exquisite authors André Alexis and Takashi Hiraide as they read from their most recent work.


  • Interrupting Familiar Spaces

    Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 5:00 PM

    Hear Japanese writer Takashi Hiraide alongside Canadian poets Sylvia Legris and Sarah Pinder read from their latest works.