Japan’s Writers in the Spotlight
A Report on the Salon du Livre 2012
Japan’s writers were at the center of attention at the Paris Salon du Livre book fair, held March 16–19. A specially invited delegation of writers from Japan enjoyed resounding success, taking part in a variety of events and helping to raise the profile of Japanese literature among French readers.
- Ōe Kenzaburō, the Salon du Livre, and Me!
When manga artist J. P. Nishi was invited to the prestigious Salon du Livre in Paris, he found himself rubbing shoulders with literary giants, including Nobel Prize–winner Ōe Kenzaburō. Nishi shares his experience at one of the world’s largest literary events in this illustrated journal and interview.
- Japanese Literature in France
Japan was the center of attention at this year’s Paris Book Fair, held March 16–19, 2012. Sekiguchi Ryōko, who was part of the Japanese delegation of specially invited authors, looks back on the event and her surprise at the level of interest in Japanese culture among people in France today.