Akutagawa Prize-winning author Shibasaki Tomoka and University of Iowa’s Kendall Heitzman present a joint reading, in English and Japanese, of Shibasaki’s story Koko de koko de, (Right Here, Right Here). Shibasaki is a Japanese author from Osaka. Her debut novel, Kyō no dekigoto (A Day on the Planet, 2000) was adapted into film by Isao Yukisada. She won the Akutagawa prize in 2014 for Haru no niwa, (Spring Garden), and has a total of nineteen published works to date.
For more on this topic see:
- Spring Garden: https://www.pushkinpress.com/book/spring-garden/
- Shibasaki Tomoka and Shibata Motoyuki discuss Japanese literature: http://www.international.ucla.edu/ccs/article/151825
- Akutagawa Prize, Wikipedia entry: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akutagawa_Prize
- Kyō no dekigoto, IMDb entry: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0400586/