A Wild Haruki Chase: How the World Is Reading and Translating Murakami (March, 2006)


A Wild Haruki Chase: How the World Is Reading and Translating Murakami

Outline

The Japan Foundation will hold a symposium and two workshops focusing on the novels and their translations of Haruki Murakami, one of the most popular contemporary novelists in the world.
It is aimed at exploring the secret of this Murakami boom and considering what is common and different when his novels are read by people of different nations and of various generations.
Translators and Critics from 16 countries or territories will join together at the University of Tokyo's Komaba Campus for the two-day symposium to be held on March 25 and 26.

Tokyo Program will be co-organized by the Japan Foundation and Mainichi Shinbun, with the cooperation of University of Tokyo.
Public Symposiums at Sapporo and Kobe are also planned on March 29th.

  • *Please note that the presence of Mr. Haruki Murakami himself is not expected.

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