Author's Talk: Genki Kawamura

14-16 Bury Pl Bloomsbury

Thursday, October 4 2018 from 08:00 pm to 09:30 pm

This event is free to attend but booking is essential. To reserve your place please click here

Genki Kawamura; better known for his work as a producer on critically acclaimed films such as Your Name (Kimi No Na Wa) and Confessions (Kokuhaku), but he has been recently looming on the Japanese literary world and his literary reputation shows just how multi-talented he is. His debut novel, If Cats Disappeared from the World will be out in September this year. 

To celebrate this new release, The Japan Foundation is proud to welcome Kawamura for this London debut at this special talk. Introducing his best-selling novel, Kawamura will talk about the different approaches needed for writing and film producing, take us behind the scenes of the creative process for If Cats Disappeared from the World, the secret to penning bestselling novels, including his 2014 and 2016, One Hundred Million Dollar man (Oku Otoko) and April Come She Will (Shigatsu ni nareba kanojo wa), and adapting books for film; both If Cats Disappeared from the World and One Hundred Million Dollar Man has been made into films, for which Kawamura wrote the screenplays.