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On Wednesday, October 15th at USC, Japanese authors and literature specialists came together to discuss the complexities of translation. The evening included two discussions. In “Baiting the Hook,” translators Michael Emmerich, Andrew Leong (translator of Lament in the Night), and Motoyuki Shibata discussed the tricky art of translating between Japanese and English. They explored the voices […]

07/25

Lament in the Night cover

07/25

Lament in the Night cover

For Day 28 of DTLAB’s 90 consecutive days of events, award-winning mystery writer Naomi Hirahara will host a reading by L.A.-based pulp/crime writers inspired by Kaya Press’s historical rediscovery Lament in the Night. The mysterious Friday evening will feature Christa Faust and Wally Rudolph, and fittingly, readings from the book by Shoson Nagahara. The first-ever English […]

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Huge congrats to Andrew Leong for winning the 2014 Association of Asian American Studies Book Award for Creative Writing for translating Shoshon Nagahara’s Lament in the Night (Kaya Press, 2012). Here is an excerpt from the incredible acceptance speech he gave: “With thanks to the Association – this award goes to Nagahara Hideaki Shōson, wherever he […]

04/20

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04/20

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Literature lovers far & wide: Come visit the Kaya Press and USC Master of Professional Writing Program’s SMOKIN’ HOT LIT LOUNGE (Booth 380 in Founders Park) at the LA Times Festival of Books! Dedicated to books, writing, independent publishing, and FUN: our booth features interactive lit activities for all ages, LA’s finest small presses, and a […]

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Kaya Press celebrated Shōson Nagahara’s LAMENT IN THE NIGHT, translated into English for the first time ever by Andrew Leong, in partnership with the Japanese American National Museum, the Master of Professional Writing Program at USC, and the Huntington/USC Institute on California and the West, this past Saturday Feb. 23rd in Little Tokyo. We kicked off […]

02/23

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02/23

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Actors Tamlyn Tomita and Gedde Watanabe will read excerpts from the book, followed by a discussion and Q&A with LA Times Book Critic David Ulin and translator Andrew Leong. ADMISSION FOR THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Reception with FREE FOOD and music by THE SADHUS OF BASS to follow immediately around the corner at FAR BAR.

 
 
 
 

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