On March 8th, Masatsugu Ono, a hopeful young Japanese writer, will hold a talk on contemporary Japanese literature at the Vietnam Institute of Social Sciences in Hanoi.
Having defended his Ph.D. thesis for literature at the Paris VIII University, writer Masatsugu continued to enhance knowledge for his literary career as a translator, critic and lecturer.
His first work, “Mizu ni Umoreru Haka” (Graves Buried in Water) published in 2001, won him the Asahi New Writer Award. And after that, he also won the Mishima Yukio prize for his second novel, “Nigiyakana Wan ni Seowareta Fune” (The Ship Piggybacked by Jolly Bay).
Up to now, Masatsugu Ono has been nominated two times for the Akutagawa Award, one of the most honourable Japanese literary awards. His reviews, critical of contemporary literature were published in newspapers, magazines, or posted on websites.
During his talk in Hanoi, Masatsugu Ono will raise several problems in the contemporary Japanese literature, and offer new insights to audiences and all people interested in Japanese literature. The event, in Japanese with a translation into Vietnamese, will be free admission.
After the talk in Hanoi, writer Masatsugu will continue to hold talks in Hue and Ho Chi Minh City on March 10th and 13th, respectively.
Translated by Van Hieu