WORD FROM ASIA: Contemporary Writing from Japan
Join one of Japan's most influential cultural critics and translators, Motoyuki Shibata, as he engages four innovative and hybrid literary voices ' leading contemporary novelist Hiromi Kawakami, eminent Haiku poet Minoru Ozawa, and their Japan-inspired American counterparts, novelist Rebecca Brown and poet and translator Joshua Beckman. Writers and translators will discuss their most formative shared "Japanamerican" influences from science fiction to manga and the serious performative play of Japanese renga poetry.
Co-organized by the Japan Foundation.
Part of the Asia Society and PEN World Voices Festival 2011 collaboration Word From Asia
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