From Horizontal To Vertical: Translating American Fiction Into Japanese

  • 24 Apr 2015
  • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • 745 Commonwealth Avenue, 6th Floor, Room 625, Boston University, Boston, MA
  
Boston University presents

From Horizontal To Vertical: Translating American Fiction Into Japanese


Friday, April 24, 2015
1:00pm to 3:00pm

745 Commonwealth Avenue, 6th Floor, Room 625, Boston University, Boston, MA


Motoyuki Shibata taught American literature and literary translation at the University of Tokyo till March 2014. He is the founder and editor of Monkey, a literary quarterly in Japanese, and of Monkey Business(monkeybusinessmag.tumblr.com), an English-language annual focusing on new writing from Japan. He is the leading translator of contemporary American fiction and has translated over fifty books by many different writers, including Paul Auster, Stuart Dybek, and Steven Millhauser. The American Narcissus, his collection of critical essays, received the Suntory Prize for Social Sciences and Humanities in 2005. He is also the author of a short story collection titledValentine.

  

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