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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.


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.