Literature Live: Mariko Nagai and Richard Lloyd Parry - Japan Now
|Dates:||26 February 2018|
|Times:||19:30 - 21:00|
|What is it:||Literature Live|
|Organiser:||Martin Harris Centre|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Current University students, General public|
Join us to celebrate UNESCO City of Literature International Mother Language Day (IMLD).
How do writers – both natives and ‘outsiders’ - respond to tragedy and recount the lived experience of survivors?
Mariko Nagai is a poet, novelist and photographer whose latest book 'Irradiated Cities’, sifts through landscape and history to present the contemporary life of four Japanese cities, each marked by catastrophe.
Richard Lloyd Parry’s Ghosts Of The Tsunami is a painstaking dispatch from the 2011 Japanese tsunami and the spiritual and psychological landscape left in its wake, described as ‘a brilliant, unflinching account’ by Rachel Cooke in the Observer.
Together the books present a poignant picture of Japanese society today.
The event will be chaired by writer and journalist Rachel Cooke.
Programmed by Modern Culture in partnership with the Japan Foundation and Sheffield University.
Supported by Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation and the Japan Society
To book tickets visit http://ow.ly/VrZE30hMRL9 or call Quaytickets box office on 0843 208 0500.
Travel and Contact Information
John Thaw Studio Theatre
Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama