Monday, 31 August 2015

Recent Japan Times Articles

Here's a couple of links to some of my recent articles in The Japan Times. You can read 'Descending to the Depths of Yukio Mishima's "Sea of Fertility"' by clicking the link below:

And here's another piece in yesterday's Japan Times, 'Mishima, Murakami and the Elusive Nobel Prize':

Sunday, 30 August 2015

On the Trail of Lacadio Hearn

From Dublin to Durham, from Cincinnati to New Orleans, and from Martinique to Matsue we will be on the trail of legendary roving Irishman Lafcadio Hearn for a unique event at the University of Durham on September 25.

I'm honoured to be joining a symposium panel including keynote speaker John Moran of the Irish Times; expert in Irish Literature, Professor Stefan Regan; former Irish ambassador and Lafcadio Hearn biographer, Paul Murray; and Ayako Nasuno from the Yaezu Koizumi Yakumo Museum in Japan.

Join us for a celebration of one of Ireland's literary get you in the mood here's a link below to a piece on Hearn by John Moran in the Irish Times.

Speaking at the Sainsbury Institute

I'm really looking forward to speaking about the life and legacy of Yukio Mishima at the Sainsbury Institute in Norwich on 17 September. Join us if you can! Everyone welcome. Here's a link with more details of the event:

Thursday, 6 August 2015

The Eternal Appeal of The Tale of Genji

You can read my latest article for The Japan Times on the new translation of The Tale of Genji - sometimes referred to as the world's oldest novel - by clicking on the link below: