WF261 - Bilingual Books: Convenience Store Woman (La fille de la supérette) by Sayaka Murata

  • 26 Feb 2021
  • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • REMOTE on-line via Zoom
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WICE Bilingual Book Group

26 FEB 2021

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (UTC+02:00)

Sayaka Murata is one of the most exciting voices of a new generation of Japanese novelists.  Her English-language debut, Convenience Store Women (Konbini Ningen) won the prestigious Akutagawa prize and has since been translated into more than 30 languages.   

Set in a Tokyo shop, Convenience Store Woman is an ironic and sharp-eyed commentary on the work culture and the pressures to conform, as well as a charming and fresh portrait of an unforgettable heroine.  

Ginny Tapley Takemori’s English translation was shortlisted for the Best Translated Book Award and was rated one of The New Yorker’s best books of 2018.

‘A thrifty and offbeat exploration of what we must each leave behind to participate in the world.’ The New York Times.

‘(La fille de la supérette) a reçu l’équivalent du prix Goncourt au Japon. C’était quand même assez surprenant d’avoir un prix aussi prestigieux pour un simple livre.  Et bien il n’est pas si simple que ça. Avec quelques mots, quelques pages, l’auteur a réussi à nous faire comprendre le poids des préjugés, le poids des traditions.’ RTBF.

Registrations Open February 12, 2021

This course will be online only, this is due to current governmental guidelines for in person events. Details on joining the course via Zoom will be emailed to you before the start of the class. If you would like to test out your internet connection from a computer device before the start of the class you can click on the computer icon above or here.

Photo Credit: Kyodo News

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