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Japan Now: Takashi Hiraide and Kyoko Yoshida
Mon 29 February 2016, 19:00 – 21:00 GMT
Join us for an evening in conversation with Takashi Hiraide and Kyoko Yoshida, two authors whose work exemplifies the genre-bending ambition of contemporary Japanese literature. Takashi Hiraide’s The Guest Cat - a New York Times bestseller – is a precisely focused novel where a married couple’s life is revitalized by the arrival of a stray cat into their home. By contrast, Kyoko Yoshida’s story collection Disorientalism absorbs diverse cultural references to presents a distorted and dystopian vision of the country. The authors will discuss their writing and contemporary Japan before taking questions from the audience, followed by a book signing.
Supported by Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation and the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation.