Japan Now, fiction from modern Japan
Date(s) - Thursday, 20th February
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Five Leaves Bookshop
Tomihiko Morimi with Emily Balistieri and Kyoko Yoshida
Tomihiko Morimi’s magic-realist stories are a sensation in Japan, adapted for major anime films and now available in English for the first time – Penguin Highway, is a surreal foray into science fiction, and Night Is Short, Walk On Girl captures the magic of his native Kyoto.
Morimi will be in conversation with his translator, Emily Balistrieri at this event, which is chaired by Kyoko Yoshida, author of the novel Disorientalism, and herself a translator from English to Japanese.
As Japan prepares for the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2020, we bring you the most unexpected, illuminating and inspiring stories from around the country. This is everything you won’t get from a travel guide. This is the third year in a row when we have been able to bring Japanese writers to the shop.
Readings in Japanese and in translation
In conjunction with Japan Now, and Modern Culture
Tickets: £5.00 (£4.00 students) including refreshments