Books Yoko Ogawa Books by Yoko Ogawa Yoko Ogawa has written books about: Literary Fiction Fiction Science Fiction & Fantasy Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Yoko Ogawa Review Book Reviews Quiet, Surreal Drama — And Disappearing Objects — In 'The Memory Police' August 12, 2019 Yoko Ogawa's novel takes place on a small island were objects — flowers, photographs, boats — are disappearing, and the mysterious "memory police" work to make sure they're eternally forgotten. Review Book Reviews NPR's Book Concierge: Our Guide To 2013's Great Reads December 4, 2013 NPR staff and critics selected more than 200 standout titles. Now it's up to you: Choose your own adventure! Use our tags to search through books and find the perfect read. Review Book Reviews Under Ogawa's Macabre, Metafictional Spell February 18, 2013 Fiction is reality and reality fiction in Revenge, Yoko Ogawa's absorbing cycle of interlinked, eerie tales. Readers may detect the shadows of Murakami, Borges and Poe, but, says critic Alan Cheuse, Ogawa's delicious tales cast their own singular spell. Under Ogawa's Macabre, Metafictional Spell Listen · 2:34 2:34 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/170069725/172906464" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Review Book Reviews In A Seaside Town, Hidden Desires Surface Fresh Air April 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. In A Seaside Town, Hidden Desires Surface Listen · 6:03 6:03 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/125990583/125990878" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Excerpts: Recommended Books Excerpt: 'The Housekeeper and the Professor' June 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.