Event Details

Friday, 09 September 2011
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Terrace Room, Level 5
UQ Location:
Sir Llew Edwards Building (St Lucia)
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Event Contact

Mr Shane Higgins
07 3365 6914
Org. Unit:
Languages and Cultures

Event Description

Full Description:
As part of Brisbane Writers Festival, The School of Languages and
Comparative Cultural Studies (SLCCS) is proud to announce the visit of
internationally acclaimed writer Yoko Towada.

Yoko Tawada is a Japanese writer living in Germany. She received her undergraduate education at Waseda University with a major in Russian literature, then studied at Hamburg University where she received a master’s degree in contemporary German literature at Hamburg University, and a PhD at the University of Zurich.

She has published A Void Only Where You Are, a collection of poems in a German and Japanese bilingual edition.Tawada’s Missing Heels received the Gunzo Prize for New Writers, and The Bridegroom Was a Dog received the Akutgawa Prize. Suspect on the Night Train won the Tanizaki Prize and Ito Sei Literary Prize.

Tawada has also received the Adelbert von Chamisso Prize, a German award to foreign writers in recognition of their contribution to German culture, and the Goethe Medal. Most recently, she was awarded the Murasaki Shikibu Prize.

Please visit www.slccs.uq.edu.au/events for further information and to register to attend.

Directions to UQ

Google Map:
To St Lucia Campus, UQ Ipswich, and UQ Gatton.

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