Bilingual Readings with Shibasaki Tomoka

The Center for Asian and Pacific Studies will host two evenings of bilingual readings next week (October 17 & 18). Akutagawa Prize-winner and International Writing Program writer-in-residence Shibasaki Tomoka will read from two of her short stories in the original Japanese, and undergraduate members of the Workshop in Japanese Literary Translation will read from their English translations. Ms. Shibasaki’s visit is sponsored by generous funding from the Japan Foundation. Both events are free and open to the public. 

Monday, October 17, 7:00 p.m., 109 EPB

“Shortcut”
A young woman meets a man who says he is able to teleport if the conditions are just right. Can she learn to do it, too?

Translators: Donovan Bosold ,Constance Judd, Barton Kennedy, Bennet Luethje, Onae Parker

Tuesday, October 18, 7:00 p.m., 109 EPB

“Thread”
A man lives in his estranged mother’s apartment after she dies, and something even more horrible has happened across the way.

Translators: Emil Lichtenthal, Rosella Luk, Rumu Meng, Ukyo Pan

Shibasaki Tomoka
Shibasaki Tomoka

Shibasaki Tomoka is the author of 19 books of fiction. Her short stories have appeared in English translation in the journal Monkey Business. She received the Akutagawa Prize in 2014 for her novella Spring Garden.

These events are sponsored by the UI Center for Asian and Pacific Studies, the Division of World Language, Literatures & Culture, and International Programs.

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 kendall-heitzman@uiowa.edu, (319) 335-1305.

 

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