Fuminori Nakamura: Reading, Q&A & Book Signing

Southern California East Asia Colloquium Series







Monday, April 22, 2013

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Doheny Memorial Library (DML) G28, Herklotz Room, USC

Join us for a discussion with award-winning contemporary Japanese crime novelist Fuminori Nakamura, who will read from his Oe Prize-winning thriller, The Thief. A Q&A session will follow, moderated by Postdoc Anri Yasuda and Assistant Professor Satoko Shimazaki of USC East Asian Languages and Cultures. Light food and refreshments will be provided. 

Event poster

A video of the event is available here

This event is sponsored by USC East Asian Studies Center, USC East Asian Languages and Cultures and Soho Press.

Author Biography
Fuminori Nakamura was born in 1977 and graduated from Fukushima University in 2000. In 2002, he won the prestigious Noma Literary Prize for New Writers for his first novel, A Gun, and in 2005 he won the Akutagawa prize for The Boy in the Earth. The Thief, winner of the 2010 Oe Prize, Japan's most prestigious literary award, was his first book to be published in English. It has been named a Wall Street Journal Best Fiction Selection, a World Today Notable Translation and most recently, a finalist for the 2013 Los Angeles Times Book Prize. His next novel, Evil and the Mask, will be published by Soho Press in June.


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  • College Administrative Services Building (CAS) 100
  • Los Angeles, CA 90089-0154