PEN: Contemporary Writing from Japan

Where: Asia Society, 725 Park Ave., New York City

One of Japan’s most influential cultural critics and translators, Motoyuki Shibata, leads a discussion with four innovative and hybrid literary masters. They’ll talk about their most formative Japanese-American influences, ranging from science fiction to manga (comics and print cartoons) and renga (collaborative poetry) to help launch the debut issue of Monkey Business: New Voices from Japan, the first of what will be an annual English-language edition of the acclaimed Japanese literary magazine.

With Joshua Beckman, Rebecca Brown, Hiromi Kawakami, Minoru Ozawa, and Motoyuki Shibata

Free and open to the public. No reservations required.

Co-sponsored by Asia Society and Japan Foundation

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