Keiichiro Hirano will participate in “the 2021 PEN World Voices Festival” to be held online May 18-22. This digital event will take place on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 | 8:30 pm – 9:45 pm ET.
Tickets went on sale today, so check out the website to see the lineup of events for this year’s festival!
At the End of the Matinee, the newest work from bestselling novelist Keiichiro Hirano, one of the youngest writers to ever win the prestigious Akutagawa Prize, continues his exploration of the power of relationships. Hirano will present a short, powerful, and inspiring talk on video about the importance and resilience of love in bridging cultural divides, styled after his viral TED Talk, “Love Others to Love Yourself,” which has garnered nearly 112,000 views on YouTube. Following his talk, the author will be joined by translator Juliet Winters Carpenter to discuss their shared journey to bring this sweeping love story to English readers. The conversation will be moderated by Allison Markin Powell, award-winning translator and member of PEN America’s Translation Committee.From “the 2021 PEN World Voices Festival” event page