Gunzo is a monthly literature magazine which was founded in 1946 with the aim of publishing the best of contemporary literature without favoring any particular style or genre.

It is published by Kodansha, one of the largest publishers in Japan, established in 1909.

Gunzo has published the most eminent names in modern Japanese literature, including Nobel Laureates Yasunari Kawabata and Kenzaburo Oe, and other literary luminaries such as Junichiro Tanizaki, Yukio Mishima, and Kobo Abe, who are being read and reread in classrooms and homes throughout the world today.

We also feature the latest works by many of the finest writers of our time.

Gunzo×GRANTA collaboration

In Gunzo August 2010 issue:

In Goats’ Eyes is the Sky Blue?

by Natuso Kirino

(Published as online exclusive story on 08 July 2010)


by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

(First published in Granta 111: Going Back issue)


Gunzo×GRANTA Collaboration

In Gunzo October 2010 issue:

The Last Thing We Need

by Claire Vaye Watkins

(First published in Granta 111: Going Back issue)


Voices from Literature Symposium

In Gunzo January 2011 Issue:

We published part of the symposium held by The Nippon Foundation.

Other Voices, Other Rooms, Other Worlds:Stories We Live to Tell; Stories We Tell to Live

Panelists; Deborah Treisman (Fiction Editor, The New Yorker),John Freeman (Editor, Granta),John Siciliano (Senior Editor, Penguin USA, Viking/Penguin),James Gurbutt (Editor, Constable & Robinson UK, Corsair),Julian Loose (Publishing Director, Faber & Faber UK),Lexy Bloom (Senior Editor, Random House USA, Knopf/Pantheon/Vintage/Anchor),Mariko Okazaki (Deputy Cultural Editor, Yomiuri Shimbun)