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Hiromi Kawakami & Kelly Link in Conversation (Saturday, April 6, at 2pm)

[Left] Photo by Rinko Kawauchi [Right] Photo by Sharona Jacobs Photography

Special Event

Hiromi Kawakami & Kelly Link in Conversation

Saturday, April 6, 2pm

SEIZAN Gallery

525 W 26th St. Ground Floor. 

New York, NY 10001


SEIZAN Gallery is excited to host a very special event: Hiromi Kawakami & Kelly Link in Conversation, in collaboration with the annual anthology MONKEY New Writing from Japan. On Saturday, April 6, MONKEY’s founder, scholar, translator and author Motoyuki Shibata will moderate a conversation between acclaimed authors and MONKEY contributors Kawakami and Link. They will take a deep dive into their latest works and writing practices. 


MONKEY, published in English and Japanese in separate editions, features visual work by artists, illustrators and photographers, including SEIZAN artists Asako Tabata and Motohide Takami. To celebrate this special event, recent paintings by Asako Tabata and Motohide Takami will be on view in the gallery's Project Space, March 28 through April 27. 


MONKEY New Writing from Japan and volume 6 of Monkey Business, which features the work of Kelly Link, will be available for purchase at the gallery. 


HIROMI KAWAKAMI is one of Japan’s most popular fiction writers. Her writing has been published in English, in ManazuruThe Nakano Thrift ShopParadeRecord of a Night Too Brief, Strange Weather in Tokyo (shortlisted for the Mann Asian Literary Prize in 2013), and The Ten Loves of NishinoDragon Palace, translated by MONKEY editor-in-chief Ted Goossen, was published under the MONKEY imprint in 2023. 


KELLY LINK is an award-winning writer and co-founder of Small Beer Press. Her latest book is the debut novel The Book of Love. Her story collections include Get in Trouble, Magic for BeginnersPretty MonstersStranger Things Happen and White Cat, Black Dog. Her short stories have been published widely, including in The Best American Short Stories and Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards. “Horoscopes,” a collection of 12 very short stories, appeared in Monkey Business, vol. 6 (2016). 



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