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IN-PERSON EVENT - Japan Society Book Club: An I-Novel by Minae Mizumura

Monday 10 October 2022 / 7:00pm
IN-PERSON EVENT - Japan Society Book Club: An I-Novel by Minae Mizumura

Date
Monday 10 October 2022
Time
7.00pm

Venue
The Japan Society
13 / 14 Cornwall Terrace
London NW1 4QP

Booking Details
Free for Japan Society Members

Book available from AbeBooksAmazon and Book Depository 
Japanese version available here

Please note this is an in-person event subject to Covid regulations and the health and safety requirements at the venue. More details will be provided to attendees closer to the date.

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The activities of the Japan Society are made possible thanks to the support of its members. This event is free of charge and open to all. We realise that this is a difficult time for many people. However, if you are planning to attend and do not have a membership subscription as an individual or through your employer, please consider making a donation. You can find details of membership and how to join the Japan Society community here.


An I-Novel is a semi-autobiographical book that was once deemed untranslatable. Upon its publication in 1995, it broke the rules of conventional Japanese literature by incorporating the English language throughout the novel, and by having the text printed horizontally rather than vertically. The story focuses on Minae, a Japanese expatriate graduate student who has turned her back on the English language and American culture and decided to return to Japan in order to become a writer in her mother tongue.

Minae Mizumura is a Japanese writer born in Tokyo in 1951. At age twelve, she moved to the United States, where she studied Studio Art in Boston and French at Yale. Known for her experimentation with language and skillful storytelling, she has been awarded the MEXT Award for New Artists in 1991, and the Noma Literary New Face Prize in 1995. Currently, she has four works translated into the English language, such as An I-Novel and The Fall of Language in the Age of English.

If you have any questions, please call the Japan Society office on 020 3075 1996 or email events@japansociety.org.uk.


Booking Info

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