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Reading and Signing Event with Hiromi Kawakami & Ted Goossen [Free event! No sign-up]

Time and Location

April 7, 2:00pm
Kinokuniya New York (New York, NY)


In special collaboration with Stone Bridge Press and MONKEY New Writing from Japan, Hiromi Kawakami, one of Japan’s most popular novelists and the winner of Japanese literary awards such as Akutagawa Prize, the Tanizaki Prize, and more, gives a talk about her latest novel Dragon Palace with translator Ted Goossen. Signing event is to follow the talk.

Hiromi Kawakami is one of Japan’s most popular novelists. Many of her books have been published in English, including Manazuru, The Nakano Thrift Shop, Parade, Record of a Night Too Brief, Strange Weather in Tokyo (shortlisted for the Man Asian Literary Prize in 2013), and The Ten Loves of Nishino. People from My Neighborhood, translated by Ted Goossen, was published in 2020.

Ted Goossen is the editor of The Oxford Book of Japanese Short Stories. He translated Haruki Murakami’s Wind/Pinball and The Strange Library, and co-translated (with Philip Gabriel) Men Without Women and Killing Commendatore.

For more information visit: Author Reading and Signing Event with Hiromi Kawakami & Ted Goossen — Kinokuniya USA

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This project is organized by MONKEY and supported by the Japan Foundation.

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