The Japanese author Tomihiko Morimi, who wrote the books that were adapted into the anime Penguin Highway, The Tatami Galaxy, The Night is Short Walk On, Girl, and The Eccentric Family, will appear in conversation at Sheffield on Wednesday February 19 at 6.30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The event is free but tickets must be booked here. The venue is the Adelphi Room in the Crucible Theatre on Norfolk Street (scroll down the link for a map). The event is being held by the School Of East Asian Studies At The University Of Sheffield
From the website:
Tomihiko Morimi's magic-realist stories have made him a sensation in Japan and we are delighted to speak to him as part of Japan Now North 2020. His works have recently been adapted for major anime films and are now available in English for the first time. Penguin Highway is a surreal foray into science fiction, and Night is Short, Walk On Girl captures the magic of his native Kyoto. Morimi will be signing works after the talk.
Tomihiko Mori is also appearing at London's Prince Charles Theatre on Sunday February 23 at 3.30 pm. He will take part in a Q&A following a screening of the anime film of Penguin Highway, pictured below.