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Japan Writer’s Conference Presentation Proposal Deadline June 1

Japan Writer’s Conference Presentation Proposal Deadline June 1

The Japan Writers Conference (JWC) will be held on October 25 & 26 at Iwate National University ("Gandai") in the city of Morioka, Iwate Prefecture. 

The deadline for proposals has passed, but be sure to put the event on your calendar for the fall.

Information courtesy of John Gribble and Bern Mulvey, JWC 2014

Event: How Digital Publishing Benefits from Strong Writing, Design, and Editorial Skills

Event: How Digital Publishing Benefits from Strong Writing, Design, and Editorial Skills

On May 28, 2014, veteran professional editor Meg Taylor will talk about adapting publishing to the new online environment. Taylor is the editorial director of the Art Canada Institute, based at Massey College, University of Toronto. In November 2013, the ACI launched a series of 50 online art books, known as the "Online Art Book Project."

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Establishment of the Kyoko Selden Memorial Translation Prize by Cornell University

Establishment of the Kyoko Selden Memorial Translation Prize by Cornell University

The Department of Asian Studies, Cornell University is pleased to announce a prize honoring the life and work of their colleague, Kyoko Selden. The prize will pay homage to the finest achievements in Japanese literature, thought, and society through the medium of translation. Kyoko Selden's translations and writings ranged widely across such... more

SWET Reminder for Upcoming Events for May 11

SWET Reminder for Upcoming Events for May 11

Upcoming SWET May 11th Events

in Tokyo

Research through Translation: Exploring Edo Society in the Company of a 19th-century Critic: With Kate Wildman Nakai and Umezawa Fumiko

in Kansai

Writing Travel Books: Lunch and an Informal Talk with Judith Clancy

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Kansai: Writing Travel Books - Lunch and an Informal Talk with Judith... more

Publisher’s Weekly Announces Nahoko Uehashi as Winner of the Hans Christian Andersen Award

Publisher’s Weekly Announces Nahoko Uehashi as Winner of the Hans Christian Andersen Award

SWET is proud to congratulate SWET member Cathy Hirano, the English translator of 2014 Hans Christian Andersen Author Award winner Uehashi Nahoko. These awards are among the oldest and most prestigious international awards for children's literature and are given every other year to an author and an illustrator. See article in Publisher's... more

Book Break with Hugh Ashton

Book Break with Hugh Ashton

With special guests Andy Boerger and "Vinnie"; presented in association with SWET (swet.jp)

The Yokohama Country and Athletic Club (YC&AC) has announced that on March 22, 2014 it will host a Book Break with Hugh Ashton, author of Sherlock Ferret and The Missing Necklace, a children's book about "The World's Cutest Detective." The event... more