Japan Foundation Bangkok

Talk with Kanako Nishi

Talk with Kanako Nishi



16 November 2019 (Saturday)


Talk with Kanako Nishi



Chulalongkorn University, Faculty of Arts,

Maha Chakri Sirindhorn building (Room:304)

Language: Japanese

Free of charge

12:30 Registration

13:00-13:30 Interview

13:30-13:45 Reading Session

13:45-14:30 Literature discussion with students

14:30-15:00 Q&A

Advance registration is required through




17 November 2019 (Sunday)

Neilson Hays Library: Bangkok Literature Festival

Venue: The British Club Stage

(Enter from Neilson Hays Library)


12:15 -13:30 Creative Rebels?

Don’t try to fit Anusorn Tipayanon, Uthis Haemamool or Kanako Nishi into any kind of box. Working across many forms, these three artists are among the leading creative spirits in modern Thailand and Japan. Learn about their inspirations and how experimentation keeps their work vibrant and fresh. In conversation with Sine Intira Charoenpura.


14:45-16:00 The Japan Foundation Special Session: Dialogue with Kanako Nishi

This talk will take you to explore the writing world of one of Japan’s most popular novelists, in conversation with Artch Bunnag, co-founder and editor of J-Lit Publishing, who plays an important role to introduce Japanese literature in Thailand.


Find out more about the program


K a n a k o   N i s h i


Born in Tehran and raised in Cairo and Osaka, living between cultures has greatly influenced a Japanese writer Kanako Nishi. She is best-known for her warm and distinctive personality and her way of storytelling that esteems and blesses anybody no matter their background. She has received many prestigious literary awards in Japan, including the Sakunosuke Oda Prize in 2007 from Tsutenkaku (Osaka Tower), the first Hayao Kawai Prize in 2013 from Fukuwarai (Funny Face) and the Naoki prize in 2015 from her masterpiece, Saraba!


More Information

Mr.Yuichi Matsuo  matsuo@jfbkk.or.th

(Japanese and English)

Ms.Tamawan Pengsatis  tamawan@jfbkk.or.th

(Thai and English)


The Japan Foundation, Bangkok

10th Fl. Serm-Mit Tower, Sukhumvit 21, Bangkok

(Tel: 02-260-8560~3)

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Website: https://www.jfbkk.or.th/