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Reminder: Tokyo SWET Potluck Bonenkai 2014

Reminder: Tokyo SWET Potluck Bonenkai 2014

December is now upon us, so here’s a reminder for the Tokyo SWET Potluck Bonenkai 2014. Take the chance to come and meet with everyone to see out the old year in true SWET style. Bring your friends, share what you've been doing, and let’s set plans together for 2015. SWET will be 35 next year and we would like to hear your ideas on how to... more

Minae Mizumura: One Passage, Seven Translations

Minae Mizumura: One Passage, Seven Translations

At SCBWI Japan Translation Day on October 18, participants (including members of SWET) submitted translations for critique by Juliet Winters Carpenter during a 90-minute workshop. The workshop focused on A True Novel by Minae Mizumura.

Carpenter later selected six translators' renderings of a passage in chapter 5, "Lightbulbs," and edited... more

Workshop with Juliet Winters Carpenter

Workshop with Juliet Winters Carpenter

The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators will host SCBWI Japan Translation Day on October 18, 2014, in Yokohama. The day will feature a workshop by Juliet Winters Carpenter, translator of A True Novel by Minae Mizumura. A True Novel has won the 2014 Next Generation Indie Book Award’s Grand Prize in Fiction. SWET offers an... more

Japan Writers Conference Upcoming in October

Japan Writers Conference Upcoming in October

The Japan Writers Conference (JWC) has just announced more details on its 2014 Japan Writers Conference event, which are now up on the JWC website. Over the next few weeks, schedules and maps will be posted.

This year’s conference will be held on October 25 & 26 at Iwate National University (“Gandai”) in the city of Morioka, Iwate... more

New E-book Released, SWET Members in Action

New E-book Released, SWET Members in Action

A new e-book reflecting SWET member involvement has recently been published. SWET writer and editor Ted Taylor is co-editor of Deep Kyoto: Walks, along with Michael Lambe. At the Deep Kyoto site, Lambe describes it as "both a literary tribute to the city as home and a testament to the art of walking for its own sake," with each of the walks... more

JAT Event: Michael Emmerich – The Thingness of Translation

JAT Event: Michael Emmerich – The Thingness of Translation

Michael Emmerich is a literary translator and scholar whose interests range from classics like The Tale of Genji to contemporary writers like Yoshimoto Banana. By approaching the question of translation from unfamiliar angles, his two-part talk will aim to provide new insights. We are very pleased to welcome this well-respected member of the... more