Ganbare! Workshops on Dying

Ganbare! Workshops on Dying describes the struggles of Japanese people to rebuild their lives a few years after the catastrophe. It shows the resilience of those who were affected and the ingenious ways they came up with to deal with loss, trauma, shock, and grief. The book also provides an in-depth analysis of Japanese culture and beliefs which have shaped modern Japanese society.

Ganbare! Workshop on Dying won the Gryfia Award, the Polish Literary Award for Female Writers. It was also nominated for the Conrad Award (a literary award for debuting writers), the Ryszard Kapuściński Award for literary reportage, and Travelery – National Geographic Award (the magazine’s Polish edition).

It was translated into Czech by Michael Alexa and published by Absynt Publishing House. In 2021 it was also transalted into English by Mark Ordon and published by Open Letter Books.

(zdjęcie okładki – Dominika Płońska: