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- Reader: Lars Vargö (Swedish Ambassador to Japan)
- Date: Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 7:00 pm
- Venue: The Library, International House of Japan
- Language: English (without Japanese interpretation)
- Admission: IHJ members & Library members: Free, non-members: 500 yen
- (reservations required)
Natsuo Kirino (1951- ) is a Japanese novelist and a leading figure in the recent boom of female writers of crime fiction. Her most famous novel, Out, received the Mystery Writers of Japan Award, and was the first finalist for a Japanese writer in the Edgar Awards. Her works are distributed inmore than 20 countries. In her works, she frequently depicts marginalized people and explores social problems. In this session, Dr. Lars Vargö, Swedish Ambassador to Japan, will read from Out.
Dr. Vargö is also a specialist in Japanese history, has translated Japanese literature including Out into Swedish, and also founded the Tokyo International Literary Society (TILS) last year. In the session, along with the reading Dr. Vargö will talk about Japan today, from the viewpoint of translator and one experienced in international affairs and cultural exchange.
|(Photo: Johan Ödmann)|
This session is held with permission from Office Kirino.