Manchester Literature Festival: The Book of Tokyo With Nao-Cola Yamazaki, Morgan Giles & Asa Yoneda
- Sun 18 Oct 2015
- 8:00 pm
What happens when you try to write a city? What is lost and gained when you transpose a place from pavement to page? Comma Press’ latest instalment in the City in Short Fiction series brings together some of Japan’s best writers in an anthology about Tokyo. Japanese author Nao-Cola Yamazaki’s debut novella Don’t Laugh at People’s Sex Lives won the 2004 Bungei Prize. She has subsequently written over 10 novels and several essay collections. Nao-Cola will read her contribution to the anthology and discuss the state of contemporary literature in Japan with translators and contributors Morgan Giles and Asa Yoneda. An unmissable event for those interested in Japanese fiction, culture and literature in translation, hosted by Comma’s Sarah Hunt. Tickets available from the Manchester Literature Festival website or 0843 208 0500.