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Author talk by Genki Kawamura

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London Review Bookshop

14-16 Bury Place

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Genki Kawamura may be better known for his work as a producer on critically acclaimed films such as Your Name (Kimi no Na wa) and Confessions (Kokuhaku), but he has recently been looming on the Japanese literature world and his literary reputation shows just how multi-talented he is. His debut 2012 novel, If Cats Disappeared from the World (Sekai kara Neko ga Kieta nara), quickly became a national hit which has sold over 1.4 million copies to date, and his work is gaining traction internationally, having been translated into eleven different languages, including English - the English translation of If Cats Disappeared from the World will be out in September this year.

To celebrate this new release, The Japan Foundation is proud to welcome Kawamura for his London debut at this special talk. Introducing his best-selling novel, Kawamura will talk about the different approaches needed for writing and film producing, take us behind the scenes for the creative process for If Cats Disappeared from the World, the secret to penning best-selling novels, including his 2014 and 2016 hits, One Hundred Million Dollar Man (Oku Otoko) and April Comes She Will(Shigatsu ni nareba Kanojo wa), and adapting books for film – both If Cats Disappeared from the World and One Hundred Million Dollar Man have been made into films, for which Kawamura wrote the screenplays.

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