Tagged with Naoki Higashida

WIN ‘The Reason I Jump’

WIN ‘The Reason I Jump’


It’s time for another competition! We have two copies of the fantastic The Reason I Jump, written by Naoki Higashida and translated by the British author David Mitchell, up for grabs. The Reason I Jump is written by thirteen-year-old Naoki Higashida, an exceptionally smart Japanese boy with autism. The book reads as a very unique … Continue reading

Diary date: An evening of NHK World TV documentaries

Diary date: An evening of NHK World TV documentaries


Keep the evening of Monday 10th April free because NHK WORLD TV, the 24-hour international English-language channel from Japan’s public service broadcaster, are screening a double bill of documentaries. The documentaries are being screened at the Curzon cinema in Bloomsbury in London and tickets are free but booking essential. Here’s what to expect on the evening: … Continue reading

#NaNoWriMo book review: The Reason I Jump

#NaNoWriMo book review: The Reason I Jump


We’ve reached the end of National Novel Writing Month on the blog! Hopefully you’ve discovered some new books and had some early Christmas present inspiration. Our last book of the month is a rather unique one, ‘The Reason I Jump’ by Naoki Higashida. Unlike the other books reviewed this month, ‘The Reason I Jump’ isn’t … Continue reading