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The Tatami Galaxy Gets Nominated for an Award by PEN America

The Tatami Galaxy is the most underrated franchise out there in the otaku community and deserves more attention than it is getting. It is the perfect amount of absurdism with elements of dark comedy, psychology, romance, and more.

This story might not get much recognition elsewhere, but PEN America definitely recognizes it as a fine piece of work.

The nonprofit organization, PEN America, has nominated The Tatami Galaxy novel in the Literary Translation Award category for the 2023 PEN Literary Awards.

PEN America has released the complete list of nominees for all the categories, and The Tatami Galaxy has been put in one of them. This is a great opportunity and honor for the Japanese novel by Tomihiko Morimi.

The organization explains that the award is given a book-length translation of a work into English from any language. Its nominations include books that are initially written in another speech, like Japanese in this case.

It is one of the most prestigious awards received in the literary world by authors and their works. What makes it better is that these books compete against some of the finest works from every language.

That’s why even getting nominated alongside such literary pieces means that it is phenomenal.

The Tatami Galaxy novel is a great read, and if you still haven’t read it, you’re missing out on a fantastic story.

Also, if you’re not a reader, you can check out the novel’s anime adaptation. It’s full of comedy and psychological elements that you’ll love.

Source: PEN America’s Official Twitter

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