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Upcoming Events Date About the Authors Venue
Please join us for a very special Four Stories at the 2016 Tokyo International Literary Festival!

Friday, March 4, 2016

This will be the only all-English official event at the entire 3-day Tokyo International Literary 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.

Sophia University
Yotsuya Campus
Building 12
Room 502
7-1 Kioi-cho, Chiyoda-ku Tokyo 102-8554

More Four Stories Japan & Boston Events:

Details forthcoming!  
Dates TBA Authors & themes TBA Locations TBA

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