Date: Friday, July 01, 2022 7:00 PM - Friday, July 01, 2022 8:00 PM
Meet the Author and the Translator Event with Monique Truong and Yoshida Kyoko

Please join us for the 3rd Meet the Author and the Translator Event with Monique Truong and Yoshida Kyoko!

July 1, 2022 (Friday)

19:00 – 20:00 (Japan Time) / 06:00 – 07:00 (Eastern Time) / Zoom will open around 18:55


Zoom ID:
936 9734 1171

Professor Shawn Higgins

Open to TUJ and its affiliated communities

Monique Truong is a novelist, essayist, librettist, and intellectual property attorney. She came to the U.S. in 1975 as a refugee from S. Vietnam and is based now in Brooklyn, NY. Her novels are The Book of Salt (Houghton Mifflin, 2003), Bitter in the Mouth (Random House, 2010), and The Sweetest Fruits (Viking, 2019). A graduate of Yale College and Columbia Law School, she’s the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, U.S.-Japan Creative Artists Fellowship, Hodder Fellowship, PEN/Robert W. Bingham Fellowship, American Academy of Arts and Letters' Rosenthal Family Foundation Award, New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award, Bard Fiction Prize, Stonewall Book Award-Barbara Gittings Literature Award, John Gardner Fiction Prize, and the John Dos Passos Prize for Literature, among other honors. She’s taught fiction writing at Columbia School of the Arts, Baruch College (CUNY), and Princeton University. 

Yoshida Kyoko is the author of story collections Disorientalism and Spring Sleepers. She writes fiction in English and translates between English and Japanese. Her latest story “Going to Meet the Dogs” appears in La mer gelée in French translation. Her own translation works include Spectacle & Pigsty: Selected Poems of Kiwao Nomura (with poet Forrest Gander; Omnidawn 2011), Alice Iris Red Horse by Gōzō Yoshimasu (with Forrest Gander, Sawako Nakayasu, Jeffrey Angles, Sayuri Okamoto, Jordan A. Y. Smith, and others; New Directions, 2016), The Circle by Dave Eggers (Hayakawa Publishing, 2014), Mildred Pierce by James M. Cain (Genki Shobō, 2021), and The Sweetest Fruits by Monique Truong (Shueisha, 2022). She was a fellow at the International Writing Program at University of Iowa in 2005 and a fellow at the Literary Arts Program at Brown University in 2006-07. She teaches American Literature at Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto.