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Please join us for a very special Four Stories at the 2016 Tokyo International Literary Festival!. This will be the only all-English official event at the entire 3-day festival and will offer an evening of readings, discussion, and mingling with four of Japan's top foreign authors, plus book giveaways and drinks with the authors to follow. Featuring:

  • Jake Adelstein, author of Tokyo Vice: An American Reporter on the Police Beat in Japan; investigative journalist; and writer for the Los Angeles Times.
  • Marc Kaufman, Assistant Professor at Sophia University; writer with work in Narrative and TYO Mag; and two-time finalist for the Narrative Story Contest.
  • Roland Kelts, author of the acclaimed best-seller Japanamerica; How Japanese Pop Culture has Invaded the US; writer with work in the New Yorker, the Japan Times, the New York Times, and more; and frequent commentator on Japan for National Public Radio and the BBC.
  • Tracy Slater, Four Stories founder & author of The Good Shufu: Finding Love, Self & Home on the Far Side of the World, a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Selection, National Geographic "great new read," and one of PopSugar's best books of 2015.


With guest MC & moderator Takami Nieda, translator of fiction works such as "Mummy," by Banana Yoshimoto, from the collection The Book of Tokyo: A City in Short Fiction; and 2015 winner of the PEN/Heim translation fund for her translation of Kazuki Kaneshiro's GO.


Friday, March 4, 2016
6-8pm, with mingling and drinks to follow
Sophia University, Yotsuya Campus
Building 12
Room 502
7-1 Kioi-cho, Chiyoda-ku Tokyo 102-8554


Free for entry, and featuring the usual mingling, laughing, and trading tales--plus the Four Stories style of intellectual inquiry: Ask a great query, win a copy of your author-in-question's book!!

This event is being co-sponsored by Sophia University.


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