Japan and Autumn Light by Pico Iyer with FT writer Ken Smith | 日本和《Autumn Light》—與作者Pico Iyer和《金融時報》記者Ken Smith的對話

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After thirty-two years of living near Kyoto, Japan, celebrated travel writer Pico Iyer reflects on themes of autumn in his adopted home. His book Autumn Light: Season of Fire and Farewells, is a close-up look at his neighbourhood, filtered through autumn and ping-pong. Join Iyer for a conversation on impermanence, beauty and preparing for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. This session will be hosted by Financial Times writer Ken Smith.

居住在日本京32年的Pico Iyer今年帶來了兩本書與我們分享。兩本著作皆探討他那心愛的第二個家,但內容卻截然不同:第一本作品《Autumn Light》透過描寫秋日和乒乓球表達他對其居住的小區的愛;第二本則充斥著對日本各種事物的挑釁,涵蓋時裝、棒球、情趣旅館甚至寺廟。艾爾將與大家討論「無常」和「美」等話題,並分享如何為2020年奧運會作好準備。這節目將會由《金融時報》記者Ken Smith主持。


Pico Iyer

Pico Iyer is the author of two novels and thirteen works of nonfiction, including three new books this year: Autumn Light and A Beginner’s Guide to Japan (both about his life near Kyoto) and This Could Be Home (about Singapore). Earlier books include such long-running reader favourites as Video Night in Kathmandu, The Lady and the Monk and The Art of Stillness. Since 1982, he has also been a frequent contributor to Time, the New York Times, Financial Times, Vanity Fair and more than 250 other periodicals worldwide. His four recent talks for TED have received more than eight million views so far. A graduate of Eton, Oxford and Harvard, Iyer served in 2019 as a Ferris Professor of Journalism at Princeton.

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Sat 09 Nov 2019
7:15 - 9 p.m.

Asia Society Hong Kong Center, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty

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