On March 10, the evening before the one-year anniversary of the March 11, 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami, Tomo: Friendship Through Fiction--An Anthology of Japan Teen Stories
was officially released and launched with a Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators event in Tokyo. Present were 16 contributors, including several translator-author pairs. All read excerpts from their stories to give the audience a sense of the great range of stories included in the anthology.
Here are a few photos of the contributors who were able to attend the Tokyo launch:
|Back row, L to R: John Paul Catton, Juliet Winters Carpenter, Deborah Iwabuchi, Margi Napper, Louise George Kittaka, Ann Slater, Charles De Wolf, Trevor Kew, Hart Larrabee Front Row, L to R: Arie Nashiya, Yuko Katakawa, Holly Thompson, Sako Ikegami, Fumio Takano, Leza Lowitz, Mariko Nagai|
|Louise George Kittaka, author, and Holly Thompson, editor|
|Juliet Winters Carpenter, translator, and Arie Nashiya, author|
|Sako Ikegami, translator |
|Fumio Takano, author, and Hart Larrabee, translator|
|Yuko Katakawa, author, and Deborah Iwabuchi, translator|
It was wonderful for so many contributors to meet face to face and for translators to finally meet the authors whose works they'd translated. And the Tomo
books sold out. Hooray!
Looking forward to the Boston Tomo launch
at the Boston Children's Museum on March 23.
Again, sorry I couldn't be there. But yay for selling out! I really hope TOMO goes out into the world and makes a difference :)ReplyDelete