March 20 – April 3, 2020

Read Japan: A Booklover’s Guide to Japanese Literature in Translation, 1960 – 2020 is a series of three talks designed to help bridge this gap for anyone interested in contemporary writing from Japan.

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 translated into English.

Each talk will look at the social and political context of the time, as well as important writers and movements, and offer a shortlist of recommended books to create a roadmap for exploring Japanese literature.

Free | no bookings required | The Japan Foundation

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