Memoirs of a Polar Bear with Yoko Tawada and Susan Bernofsky

Goethe-Institut December 7, 2016 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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Yoko Tawada
Susan Bernofsky

Yoko Tawada moved to Hamburg when she was twenty-two from her native Japan. In 2006, she moved to Berlin where she now lives. She writes in both Japanese and German, and has published several books—stories, novels, poems, plays, essays—in both languages.

The New Yorker said Tawada’s work compares to Bruno Schulz, Silvina Ocampo or Franz Kafka and, “is characterized by concordances one doesn’t know what to make of and perceptions that may or may not need to be discounted.”

Tonight we celebrate the publication of her latest book Memoirs of a Polar Bear for a special conversation with Susan Bernofsky, the acclaimed translator of this new work.

Proudly co-presented by New Directions and Goethe-Institut.


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