SOAS University of London

Japan Research Centre

Japanese literature since 3/11

Furukawa Hideo, Keiijiro Suga, Mizuho Ishida

Date: 4 March 2014Time: 5:05 PM

Finishes: 4 March 2014Time: 7:00 PM

Venue: Brunei Gallery Room: B102

Type of Event: Seminar

Hideo Furukawa

Furukawa Hideo

Furukawa Hideo was born in Japan in 1966. After experience as a theater director, he made his literary debut in 1998 with 13, a work of magical realism that depicts the journey of a young man born with an extraordinary sense of color. He has since written a dozen works of fiction, a number of which have won prestigious awards in Japan. Belka, Why Don’t You Bark? Was shortlisted for the Naoki Sanjugo Prize in 2005; and Love was awarded the 2006 Mishima Yukio Award, sponsored by Shinchosha. ​Words Without Borders​   ​New Writing 

Keiijiro Suga
Keiijiro Suga

Keijiro Suga (1958) is a Japanese poet and writer. He has published two collections of poems: Agend'Ars (2010) and The Water of the Islands, the Fire of the Islands (2011). His third collection is to be published in September 2012. In 2011, he was awarded the Yomiuri Prize for Literature  for his travel essay Transversal Journeys. A prolific translator, his translations from French, and Spanish and English include the works by Edouard Glissant, Maryse Condé, Francisco Varela, Isabelle Allende, Jamaica Kincaid, and Aimee Bender. He is currently chair and professor in the program in digital content studies, Meiji University, Tokyo. Versoteque 

​​Mizuho Ishida
Mizuho Ishida

Mizuho Ishida: Poet / Lecturer at Waseda University and Keio University. Born in 1973. He won the 1999 Grendaishitecho Prize (from Japan’s most established modern poetry magazine), and the H Prize (the oldest literary prize for poetry) in 2013. His poetry has been translated into Korean and Finnish, and he will attend the Finnish Literary Festival in 2016.

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