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16 Mar 2012 - 19 Mar 2012

Paris Book Fair 2012 | guest country: Japan

For the second time since 1997, Japan is going to be showcased as a guest of honor at the 2012 Paris Book Fair. Twenty Japanese authors are  invited to represent a large scope of literature that spans from traditional forms to more contemporary ones. The Japanese Pavilion will introduce a new literary landscape through many recent publications that include novels, poetry, essays, as well as manga books for younger generations. It will also provide an opportunity to reflect on the aftermath of last year's natural disaster and the current Japanese state of mind in the context of recovery. List of invited authors:
  • Kaori EKUNI
  • Hideo FURUKAWA
  • Taro GOMI
  • Moto HAGIO
  • Keiichiro HIRANO
  • Toshiyuki HORIE
  • Mitsuyo KAKUTA
  • Satoshi KAMATA
  • Kunio KATO
  • Katsumi KOMAGATA
  • Madoka MAYUZUMI
  • Kenzaburo OE
  • Masahiko SHIMADA
  • Yoko TAWADA
  • Hitonari TSUJI
  • Risa WATAYA
Read biographies (in French only) The event is organized in partnership with the Centre National du Livre, the Institut Francais, the Embassy of Japan in Paris, the Japan Book Publishers Association, and the Maison de la culture du Japon a Paris.