Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Shibata, Auster & Yourgrau in NYC, Dec. 7 & 9

GOINGS ON ABOUT TOWN: READINGS AND TALKS

MOTOYUKI SHIBATA

Shibata, one of Japan’s leading translators of contemporary American literature, works at the University of Tokyo, but he’s making two appearances in New York City this week. On Dec. 7 at 6:30, he talks about the art of translation with Paul Auster at the Asia Society. (725 Park Ave., at 70th St. 212-288-6400.) On Dec. 9 at 6, he joins the New York writer Barry Yourgrau for a bilingual reading from Yourgrau’s new book of stories, “Gangster Fables,” which was just published in Japan. (Kinokuniya Bookstore, 1073 Sixth Ave., between 40th and 41st Sts. 212-869-1700.)



Read more http://www.newyorker.com/arts/events/readings/motoyuki-shibata-various-locations-generic-no-phone#ixzz17QkcGPA1

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