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Granta 127: Japan

The London launch, with Hiromi Kawakami and Yukiko Motoya: 6 May, 7 p.m., The Free Word Centre, 60 Farringdon Road, London EC1R 3GA. Admission £5 (redeemable against a copy of Granta 127).

Join Hiromi Kawakami, Yukiko Motoya and the Granta team for an evening of readings and discussion of the illusory, ambiguous, and contradictory nature of the country.

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The Summer Reads Launch, with Hiromi Kawakami: 7 May, 6 p.m., Writers' Centre Norwich, 14 Princes Street, Norwich NR3 1AE. Admission £5.

Over sake and sushi, Independent Foreign Fiction Prize-shortlisted author Hiromi Kawakami will read from her novel Strange Weather in Tokyo (translated by Allison Markin Powell), discuss her writing and answer questions.

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