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Japanese Literature in Translation: Izumi Suzuki’s Terminal Boredom

April 20, 2021 via Zoom

A panel of Japanese-to-English literary translators joined us to celebrate the launch of science-fiction legend Izumi Suzuki’s first English-translated book. Terminal Boredom is a collection of unique, speculative short stories that capture Suzuki’s singular voice.

The late author was a countercultural icon, centering her writing on themes of gender and the danger of technological attachment. Panelists Sam BettMorgan GilesDaniel Joseph, Margaret Mitsutani, and Helen O’Horan discussed the timeliness of these themes as well as the widening body of Japanese-to-English translations.