Gabriel—a professor of Japanese literature at the University of Arizona and a recipient of the PEN/Book-of-the-Month Club Translation Prize and the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission Prize for Translation of Japanese Literature—will respond to questions on Twitter on Friday at 1 p.m. Eastern.
You can tweet questions to Gabriel—whose Twitter handle is @PhilipGabriel1—using the hashtag #1b140_q. If you need a little help thinking of what to ask, he suggests the following topics: the problems and issues that surround the whole process of translating the novel; how this novel fits into Murakami's body of work; Murakami's portrayal of the young and the elderly; this whole "This-world/other world" dynamic he has going; why read Murakami?
Participate in the conversation on Twitter using #1b140_q, or follow along here:
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