Professor Stephen Snyder has reschedeuled his lecture at the Monterey Institute for April 27 at 12:15 PM in Irvine Audotorium. Middlebury’s Kawashima Professor of Japanese Studies will deliver the second of this year’s M-squared lectures, “Being Yoko Ogawa: Translation and Authority.” Steve is the author of Fictions of Desire: Narrative Form in the Novels of Nagai Kafu and co-editor of Oe and Beyond: Fiction in Contemporary Japan. He has translated works by Yoko Ogawa, Kenzaburo Oe, Ryu Murakami, and Miri Yu, among others. His translation of Kunio Tsuji’s Azuchi Okanki (The Signore) won the 1990 Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission translation prize. His translation of Natsuo Kirino’s OUT was a finalist for the Edgar Award for best mystery novel in 2004. His translation of Yoko Ogawa’s Hotel Iris was short-listed for the Man Asian Literary Prize in 2011. He is currently working on a study of publishing practices in Japan and the United States and their effects on the globalization of Japanese literature.
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