Award-winning Japanese novelist Fuminori Nakamura will visit USC to discuss and read excerpts from his work. Light refreshments will be provided.
Fuminori Nakamura was born in 1977 and graduated from Fukushima University in 2000. In 2002, he won the prestigious Noma Literary Prize for New Writers for his first novel, A Gun, and in 2005 he won the Akutagawa prize for The Boy in the Earth. The Thief, winner of the 2010 Oe Prize, Japan's most prestigious literary award, was his first book to be published in English. It has been named a Wall Street Journal Best Fiction Selection, a World Today Notable Translation and most recently, a finalist for the 2013 Los Angeles Times Book Prize. His next novel, Evil and the Mask, will be published by Soho Press in June.