5/5: Two Voices Salon with Doug Slaymaker on Hideo Furukawa


Hideo Furukawa has built a name for himself as one of the titans of contemporary Japanese literature. His book Horses, Horses, in the End the Light Remains Pure is a groundbreaking work of creative nonfiction that deeply entwines his own life and the disaster the occurred at Fukushima, Japan, as it was devastated by an earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear meltdown.

To better understand this powerful, moving story, we’ll talk with Doug Slaymaker, who brought it from Japanese into English for Columbia University Press. We’ll talk about how he dealt with the various strands of fiction, history, and memoir in this book, as well as touching on some authors whose work this book resembles, including W.G. Sebald. We’ll also discuss the unique aspects of the Japanese language and culture that make this such and interesting book to translate.

It all takes place at the Two Lines Press offices on Thursday, May 5, 2016! This will be our last Salon until the fall, so please do join us for a wonderful night of literature, friends, snacks, and drinks.

The details:

  • Thursday, May 5
  • Doug Slaymaker in conversation with Scott Esposito on Hideo Furukawa’s Horses, Horses, in the End the Light Remains Pure
  • Doors 5:30, event 6:00
  • Two Lines Press offices: 582 Market St., Suite 700, San Francisco, CA 94104
  • Free alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and snacks for all

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