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April 20, 2021
Japanese Literature in Translation: Izumi Suzuki’s Terminal Boredom
The Center for Fiction (Virtual)
April 20, 2021
12.30pm - 2.00pm
The Center for Fiction (Virtual)
Join five translators of Japanese fiction for a discussion about Izumi Suzuki's legacy.

A panel of Japanese-to-English literary translators joins us to celebrate the launch of science-fiction legend Izumi Suzuki’s first English-translated book. Terminal Boredom is a collection of unique, speculative short stories that capture Suzuki’s singular voice.

The late author was a countercultural icon, centering her writing on themes of gender and the danger of technological attachment. Panelists Sam BettMorgan GilesDaniel JosephMargaret Mitsutani, and Helen O’Horan will discuss the timeliness of these themes as well as the widening body of Japanese-to-English translations.