Wednesday, April 06, 2011

PEN American Center - Word from Asia: Contemporary Writing from Japan

Our debut launch event for MONKEY BUSINESS: New Voices from Japan, 4/30 in NYC. Please join us:

Word from Asia: Contemporary Writing from Japan

When: Saturday, April 30
Where: Asia Society, 725 Park Ave., New York City
What time: 2:30–4 p.m.

With Joshua Beckman, Rebecca Brown, Hiromi Kawakami, Minoru Ozawa, andMotoyuki Shibata

Free and open to the public. No reservations required.

Co-sponsored by Asia Society, The Japan Foundation, Dalkey Archive, and Granta



Come celebrate the work of some of the most innovative novelists, poets and translators from Japan, Korea and Pakistan. Hear about the challenges (and the pleasures) of writing and translating across national, cultural, and linguistic borders.

One of Japan’s most influential cultural critics and translators, Motoyuki Shibata, leads a discussion with four innovative and hybrid literary masters. They’ll talk about their most formative Japanese-American influences, ranging from science fiction to manga (comics and print cartoons) and renga (collaborative poetry) to help launch the debut issue of Monkey Business: New Voices from Japan, the first of what will be an annual English-language edition of the acclaimed Japanese literary magazine.

MORE INFO HERE: PEN American Center - Word from Asia: Contemporary Writing from Japan

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