Saturday, 19 September 2015
John Nathan's Extraordinary Life in Japan and Beyond
I recently interviewed John Nathan (pictured above), erstwhile associate of famous Japanese writers such as Yukio Mishima, Kenzaburo Oe and Kobo Abe. John has had an extraordinary life that has encompassed not only being a top-class translator, biographer, novelist and memoirist but also somehow found time for him to direct and produce films, write a book on the Sony Corporation and hold down professorships at Princeton and the University of California.
These days John is taking things easy by writing a biography of Natsume Soseki, the most celebrated Japanese writer of the modern age.
You can read the interview on the Asahi Japan Watch website by clicking the link below: