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Author Talk: Kyoko Nakajima

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London Review Bookshop

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Join The Japan Foundation at London Review Bookshop on 22nd Feb for an event with Kyoko Nakajima to celebrate the publication of the English translation of her novel "The Little House".

Since the publication of her first novel, Futon, in 2003, Nakajima has won multiple presitigious literary prizes in Japan, including the Izumi Kyoka Prize for “When My Wife Was a Shiitake” (Tsuma ga Shiitake data koro), the Naoki Prize for “The Little House” (Chiisai Ouchi), the Shibata Renzaburo Literature Prize for “One-Horn!” (Katazuno), and the Chuo Koron Literary Prize for “The Long Goodbye” (Nagai Owakare).

This event has been organized in conjunction with Japan Now 2019 and will celebrate the publication of the first English translation of Nakajima’s “The Little House”. Nakajima tactfully took in huge volumes of research materials in order to vividly depict the life of a middle-class family in prewar Japan and, as well as winning the 143rd Naoki Prize, a time-honored literary prize for seasoned writers of popular fiction in Japan, “The Little House” has already been published in Mainland China, Taiwan, South Korea and France.

Nakajima will discuss her writing process, her view of the world and of Japan, and her sources of inspiration, and she will be accompanied by Ginny Tapley Takemori, the translator of “The Little House” and many other Japanese contemporary novels. The evening will be moderated by Megan Bradshaw, the former UK editor of the Asymptote Journal.

The English translation of "The Little House" is published by Darf Publishers and will be available from 31st January.

This event has been organised in partnership with Modern Culture.

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