Japan’s First International Literary Festival
The inaugural Tokyo International Literary Festival took place in eight venues across Tokyo on March 1–3. The festival brought together leading novelists, poets, editors, and translators for three days of inspiring, well-attended events.
Junot Díaz: Writing the Past, Shaping the Future
One of the most exciting writers working in English today, Junot Díaz has long been inspired by Japanese popular culture. Visiting Tokyo to take part in Japan’s first major international literary festival, he spoke of his affection for Japan and the inspirational impact that Japanese novels and manga have had on his writing.
Tokyo International Literary Festival Held!
The Tokyo International Literary Festival, sponsored by the Nippon Foundation, took place in eight venues around Tokyo over the weekend of March 1–3. Japan’s first major international literary festival brought together a star-studded lineup of leading authors, poets, and manga artists from Japan and around the world, as well as influential book designers, editors, and translators.
Feedback from Writers Attending the Tokyo International Literary Festival
We caught up with some of the writers from Japan and around the world who attended the first Tokyo International Literary Festival to find out their impressions of the event.
We are very happy to announce that the Tokyo International Literary Festival 2013 was successfully held from March 1 – 3.
Even though this was the first time this event was held, there was an amazing amount of interest and all the sessions were booked out within two weeks! During the festival, the sessions were packed and some venues were so popular they were unfortunately standing-room only…
Each session featured different authors and themes, and we very much hope you enjoyed this event.
If you have a few minutes, we would like to ask if you could take part in the following survey. We also invite those of you who were unable to join to take part too. Your answers will help us a lot with the planning for next time!
The survey can be found here: https://docs.google.com/a/ps.nippon-foundation.or.jp/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dDYtdlhLSExYWm96cllvUlJiMWdjY3c6MQ#gid=0
Thank you so much to everyone who contacted us about this event, and who came from near and far to each venue. We really appreciate your support.
From everyone at the Tokyo International Literary Festival Secretariat