Lit Hub is pleased to reveal the new cover for Mieko Kawakami’s novel, All The Lovers in the Night, which will be published by Europa Editions in May 2022 in an English translation by Sam Bett and David Boyd.
All The Lovers in the Night, Kawakami’s breakout novel in Japan, follows Fuyuko Irie, an isolated freelance copy editor in her mid-thirties whose only regular point of contact is her editor Hijiri. When Fuyuko vows to make a change in her life, painful episodes from her past surface and her behavior slips further and further beyond the pale. “All The Lovers in the Night is a mature, marvelously dynamic, and unpredictable novel by a constantly evolving author,” said Michael Reynolds, editor-in-chief of Europa Editions. “However particular and personal is Mieko’s world, I think many readers will recognize themselves in Fuyuko and in her challenges and choices.”
Here is the cover art, featuring art by David James Grinly with art direction by Emanuele Ragnisco:
Grinly also created the cover art for the covers of the English translations of Kawakami’s Breasts and Eggs and Heaven. Said Kawakami, “While each of the books that we’ve published so far is entirely its own, the cover art by David James Grinly connects all three, highlighting the underlying voice that these novels share. This book, All The Lovers in the Night, uses words and light to depict that which exists and that which does not. I hope you enjoy it.”
All The Lovers in the Night will be published on May 3rd, 2022 by Europa Editions. You can preorder it now.