The University of Iowa

Bilingual readings with Fujino Kaori

October 3rd, 2017

Join the UI Japanese Program for two evenings (October 16 & 17) of bilingual readings with author Fujino Kaori!  Fujino Kaori, winner of the Akutagawa Prize and 2017 International Writing Program participant, will read from two of her short stories in the original Japanese, and members of the Workshop in Japanese Literary Translation will read from their English translations. Both events are free and open to the public. 

Monday, October 16, 7 p.m., 1117 University Capitol Centre (UCC)

“The Great Outdoors”
A campsite with no mosquitoes, no rain, and nothing to slip and fall on. It sounds perfect--but where are we?

Tuesday, October 17, 7 p.m., 1117 University Capitol Centre (UCC)

Musclebound Austrian-born Hollywood action star Michael Pfeiffenberger is the only one who can possibly save us now. Too bad he’s been dead for a long, long time.

Fujino Kaori is a participant in the 2017 International Writing Program. The author of several novellas and collections of short stories, she won the Akutagawa Prize in 2013 for her acclaimed novella Nails and Eyes.

This event is made possible by generous funding from the Japan Foundation.  It is co-sponsored by International Programs, the Center for Asian and Pacific Studies, and the Division of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at the University of Iowa.

For more information, please contact Prof. Kendall Heitzman:

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Kendall Heitzman in advance at, (319) 335-1305.