In celebration of Fuminori Nakamura’s nomination for the 2013 L.A. Times Book Prize for his existential thriller, The Thief, Japan Society in New York will host a special Author Luncheon and dialogue with the author. Nakamura will be interviewed by Allison Markin Powell (me) and there will be readings and Q&A in both Japanese and English.
In 2002 Nakamura won the prestigious Noma Literary Prize for New Writers for his first novel, Gun, and in 2005 he was awarded the Akutagawa Prize for The Boy in the Earth. His first novel to be published in English, The Thief won the 2010 Oe Prize.
The first 50 attendees to arrive at this event will receive a free advance copy of Evil and the Mask, Nakamura’s second novel to appear in English, which will be released in June.
Fuminori Nakamura will also participate in several other events in Los Angeles and San Francisco as part of his author tour.