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Monkey Business: Japan/America Writers’ Dialogue 2015

L: cover of Monkey Business 5. / R: From L to R (clockwise), Ben Katchor; Satoshi Kitamura; Kelly Link, and Aoko Matsuda.

Time & Location

May 4
Asia Society (New York, NY)


The Japan Foundation and Asia Society will once again co-present an American-Japanese literary dialogue, curated and moderated by the co-founders and editors of the Tokyo-based literary journal Monkey Business with writers who are featured in this latest edition of Monkey Business (#5). This year rising star Japanese novelist and translator, Aoko Matsuda, whose stories in the wake of Japan’s 2011 earthquake and tsunami have been published in English, most notably in Granta, will be paired with American short story fabulist Kelly Link. In addition award-winning Japanese graphic novelist and cartoonist Satoshi Kitamura will be in dialogue with award-winning American cartoonist and author Ben Katchor.

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Click here to watch the full video of the event.

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