Haruki Murakami Translator to Speak at The Nippon Club



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From Murakami to the Sun Gods: A Talk by Jay Rubin

Tuesday, September 20 from 7:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. (Doors open 6:30 p.m.)

The Nippon Club – 145 W. 57th Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues), Rose Room
- 2nd Floor

Admission: $20/$15 Members

The Nippon Club will hold a special lecture by Jay Rubin, Professor Emeritus at Harvard University and well-known translator of Haruki Murakami’s novels. Rubin will discuss his twenty-five years of translating and studying the works of Murakami and take note of Murakami influences in his recent novel, The Sun Gods, which was published by Chin Music Press in May 2015. It was translated into Japanese as Hibi No Hikari by Motoyuki Shibata and Shunsuke Hiratsuka.

Jay Rubin was a professor of Japanese literature at the University of Washington and Harvard University. He lives near Seattle, where he continues to write and translate works of Murakami and other modern Japanese writers.

To register for the talk, please send an email to hnaito@nipponclub.org.