Sector: Building Cultural Understanding / Society and Culture
Country location: Japan
Grantee: Gendaikikakushitsu Publishers
This is a ten year project translating contemporary Australian novels into Japanese. In 2019, we will publish Michelle de Kretser's “Questions of Travel” (Allen and Unwin, 2012), and will invite her to Japan for the promotion of the book and promotion of Australian literature. Gendaikikakushitsu have published five titles of Australian contemporary novels in this project. The selection committee of the works which are to be translated in Japanese consists of two authorities of Australian literature, Professor Kate Darian-Smith (University of Tasmania) and Professor emeritus Yasue Arimitsu (Doshisha University). Professor Arimitsu is one of the leading members of Australian Studies Association of Japan, and she is known as the best exponent of Australian literature in Japan.
- Publication of Japanese translation of “Questions of Travel”, starting 25/09/2019
- Book launch event, Tokyo, 20/11/2019 to 25/11/2019
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Australia-Japan Foundation grant offer: $25,000