Talking “Monkey Business” with Two Up-and-Coming Young Japanese Authors
Monkey Business, is the only literary journal in the English language that publishes contemporary Japanese fiction, is edited by York professor Ted Goossen, and by Motoyuki Shibata who teaches at the University of Tokyo. In 2011, they brought three Japanese writers to the JCCC and conducted a lively conversation with the audience, about Japanese culture today and the Fukushima disaster. In September, two young writers—Masatsugu Ono, a novelist shortlisted three times for the Akutagawa Prize, and Yoko Hayasuke, a writer who made her debut in the Japanese version of Monkey Business—will visit the city, to engage in another conversation at the new JCCC library about the Japanese literary scene and what is going on in Japan today.
All are welcome but space is limited. Please pre-register at 416-441-2345. Light refreshments will be served. The conversations will be in Japanese with English interpretation. Free admission.