Japan Now: Takashi Hiraide and Kyoko Yoshida
- Mon 29 Feb 2016
- 7:00 pm
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. Presented by Modern Culture and the International Anthony Burgess Foundation in partnership with the Japan Foundation. Supported by Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation and the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation. Free entry. Sign up now.