Wednesday, September 7, 2011

September 12, 2011: Japanese Literature Today

In connection with a series of creative events celebrating the Canadian launch of Monkey Business: New Writing from Japan is an event taking place at York University on September 12, "Japanese Literature Today".

At this event, four of Japan's literary figures will conduct readings (in Japanese with English translation) and provide commentary. Please join haiku poet Minoru Ozawa, novelists Hiromi Kawakami and Hideo Furukawa, and translator/essayist Motoyuki Shibata in a celebration of the first annual English language edition of the acclaimed Japanese literary magazine, Monkey Business.

Monkey Business: New Writing from Japan is edited by translators Motoyuki Shibata and Ted Goossen, who is also Professor of Humanities at York University. Shibata launched the Tokyo-based Japanese-language Monkey Business in 2008. Contents range from short stories to poems to manga to a long, comprehensive interview with Haruki Murakami.

Japanese Literature Today
Monday, September 12
12:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Location: Harry Crowe Room, 109 Atkinson
York University
Admission: FREE

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