“Reviewing Japan, Analyzing Thailand” 42th National Book Fair & 12th Bangkok International Book Fair 2014

“Reviewing Japan, Analyzing Thailand”
42th National Book Fair & 12th Bangkok
International Book Fair 2014

 

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Gamme Magie Edition and The Japan Foundation, Bangkok proudly to invite you to “A Book Launch and Talk Session entitled “Reviewing Japan, Analyzing Thailand” with talk, read, meet the prominent two writers Mr. Uthit Hemamoon (Thai SEA write awarded writer) and Mr. Abe Kazushige (Phenomenal Japanese writer)” on 30th March 2004 (Sun.) from 13.00 – 17.00 PM at The Auditorium Room (Zone A) , Queen Sirikit Convention Center.

This event is held on the occasion of 42th National Book Fair & 12th Bangkok International Book Fair 2014, and it will be a great opportunity that Mr. Kazushige Abe visit Thailand to participate in introducing and launching his first Thai-language translated book of “Individual Project/Nipponia Nippon (IP/NN).” He will share and exchange his ideas, experiences and inspirations of how to develop this novel as well as to update the current situation of modern and contemporary between Thai and Japanese literatures with Thai SEA Write Awardee, Mr. Uthis Haemamoon. At the event, both of them will perform lively reading an excerpt of each other.

Schedule : 30th March 2014 (Sunday)

13.30 – 13.30Registration
13.30 – 14.20Reading an excerpt of IP/NN Thai version and
“Krung Thep Krung Thep (1)”
14.20 – 16.00Talk sessions
16.00 – 17.00Autograph giving
Venue :  The Auditorium Room (Zone A) , Queen Sirikit Convention Center.
Language : Thai and Japanese with consecutive translation
Admission : FREE
Profile:
Abe Kazushige
 Born in 1968. Graduated from the Japan Institute of the Moving Image. His debut novel Amerika no yoru [American Night] won the 37th Gunzō New Writers Award in 1994. Also awarded the 132nd Akutagawa Prize in 2004 for Gurando fināre [Grande Finale]; the Itō Sei Literary Prize and the Mainichi Publishing Culture Award in 2004 for Shinsemia [Sinsemilla]; and the Tanizaki Jun’ichirō Prize in 2010 for Pisutoruzu [Pistils].

Uthis Haemamool Born in 1975 (Saraburi Province, Thailand), received his Bachelor of Fine Arts (Faculty of Painting, Sculpture and Graphic Arts) from Silpakorn University in Bangkok. Uthis became widely known for his third novel, The Brotherhood of Kaeng Khoi which in 2009 won the Seven Book Awards competition and the S.E.A. Write Award. In 2009 CNNGo rated him as one of the people who mattered most in Thailand. Following this success, the Japan Foundation selected Uthis for the 19th Takeshi Kaiko Memorial Asian Writers Lecture Series scholarship award, to give lectures in four major cities in Japan. He has written four novels, two collections of short stories, and two collections of movie and literary criticism. He currently resides in Bangkok and writes continuously.

Further information :
The Japan Foundation, Bangkok Mr. Wathana Onpanich (wathana@jfbkk.or.th)
Organizers : The Japan Foundation, Bangkok and Gamme Magie Edition