Read Japan: A Booklover’s Guide to Japanese Literature in Translation, 1960 – Now
Autumn reading, SORTED.
Read Japan: A Booklover’s Guide to Japanese Literature in Translation, 1960 – Now is a series of three talks for anyone interested in contemporary Japanese fiction in translation. The speakers, all experts in Japanese literature, will introduce novels published in Japan over three consecutive 20-year periods—the 1960s-70s, 1980s-90s, and 2000 to present—focusing on works that have been translated into English. Each talk offers a window into the social and political context of the time, as well as important writers and movements, and comes with a shortlist of recommended books to create a roadmap for exploring Japanese literature.
Read Japan is designed for newcomers to Japanese literature, as well as more seasoned but adhoc readers of Japanese books.
ABOUT THE TALKS IN THIS SERIES
Click on the talk of your choice to access the relevant reading list.
March 11 – 25, 2021
6:30pm-7:30pm (AEDT; Sydney time)
Onsite (limited capacity) & online via Zoom
March 11 event online only
Free. Bookings essential.
Please book via the webpage for each individual talk (see ‘About the Talks in this Series‘)
March 11: Online only via Zoom
March 18 & 25: Onsite (limited capacity) and online via Zoom
For onsite attendance, find us at:
The Japan Foundation, Sydney
Level 4, Central Park
28 Broadway, Chippendale NSW 2008
(02) 8239 0055