German writer/poet Yoko Tawada at U ofM

On March 29, we will host one of today's most exciting German- and Japanese-language writers. Yoko Tawada holds Japan's prestigious Akutagawa Prize and in 1996 won the Adalbert-von-Chamisso Prize, a German award recognizing foreign writers for their contributions to German culture. In 2005, she also won the Goethe Award, one of Germany's most renowned literary prizes. A poet, novelist, and writer of short fiction Yoko Tawada came to writing as a young girl. By age fifteen, she began writing novels. At age twenty-two, after college and after studying German out of respect for European master writers such as Thomas Mann, she traveled to Hamburg, Germany. Five years later, she published her first German poems. Known for engaging performances, she has done more than 750 readings across Europe, Asia, the Americas, and Africa. Her English publications include the novels: The Bridegroom Was a Dog (1998); Where Europe Begins (2002); Facing the Bridge (2007); and The Naked Eye (2009).

Yoko Tawada will do a public reading on March 29 over the lunch hour.

Date: 3/29/2010
Time: 12:00 noon to 1:15 PM
Location: 135 Nicholson Hall (East Bank)
Co-sponsors: CSCL, ALL, GSD

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