Change to the festival participant list
The secretariat regrets to announce that Sheng Keyi has had to withdraw from this year’s festival due to circumstances beyond her control. We apologize for the disappointment this must cause among her many fans.
The events that she was to take part in, and the new makeup of participants is as follows:
March 4 (Marunouchi Building)
"Literature Crosses Borders, Reaches Readers Worldwide ―― International Literary Magazine Editor on the Creation of Global Literature"
Speakers: John Freeman, Nakamura Fuminori, Hirano Kei’ichiro
March 5 (International House of Japan)
"China and Japan Today Seen Through Literature"
Speakers: Nakajima Kyoko, Iizuka Yutori
February 25, 2016
Tokyo International Literary Festival Secretariat
Announcement: Changes to the festival participant list
The secretariat regrets to announce that Lyudmila Ulitskaya has had to withdraw from this year’s festival, due to circumstances beyond her control. We apologize for the disappointment this must cause among her many fans.
At the same time, we are delighted to announce that Karl Ove Knausgaard, author of My Struggle, has been confirmed to take part in the festival’s final event. We urge you to reserve seats while they are still available.
・Karl Ove Knausgard (Author/Norway)←New!
・Yiyun Li (Author/USA)
・Seth Fried (Author/USA)
・Steve Erickson (Author/USA)
・John Freeman(Author, Book Critic, and Editor of Freeman’s/USA)
・Sheng Keyi (Author/China)
・Syaman Rapongan (Author/Taiwan)
・Prabda Yoon (Author,Publisher/Thailand)
・Dina Zaman (Author/Malaysia)
・Jhoanna Lynn B. Cruz (Author/Philippines)