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Masatsugu Ono is the author of numerous novels, including Mizu ni umoreru haka (The Water-Covered Grave), which won the Asahi Award for New Writers, and Nigiyakana wan ni seowareta fune (Boat on a Choppy Bay), which won the Mishima Prize. A prolific translator from the French—including works by Èdouard Glissant and Marie NDiaye—Ono received the Akutagawa Prize, Japan’s highest literary honor, in 2015. He lives in Tokyo.
April 21, 2018 - April 28, 2018

Lion Cross Point Author Tour with Masatsugo Ono

Seattle, WA | Dallas, TX | Houston, TX | Portland, OR | Berkeley, CA

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We host a 5-city U.S. tour with Lion Cross Point author Masatsugu Ono, winner of Japan’s prestigious Akatugawa Prize.


Praise for Lion Cross Point

“This is a book of the first order. A haunting mystery, it is about parents and children, about war and peace. Surely this book means that Masatsugu Ono belongs in the first ranks of not just Japanese literature but world literature.” — Akhil Sharma, author of Family Life

“Masatsugu Ono’s lucid, spare novel explores the question: What is finally more mysterious than family? It is not the unraveling of a mystery, but the tangible evocation of mystery itself as it rises from anecdotes and intuitions, from the layering of the innuendos of memory with the overtones and undertones of dream and seascape, that distinguishes this hauntingly written and beautifully translated book.” — Stuart Dybek, author of The Coast of Chicago

“Masatsugu Ono’s work vibrates with the sounds of voices whose meaning has yet to be discovered. In Lion Cross Point, even those who have been deprived of their voice find their place among us.” — Yoko Tawada, author of Memoirs of a Polar Bear

“Masatsugu Ono, one of the most important Japanese novelists of the post-Murakami generation, has created a lyrical, psychologically astute novel that will only whet international appetites for more of his work.” — Jeffrey Angles, 2017 Yomiuri Prize recipient


Saturday, April 21, 7:00 pm
Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 10th Ave, Seattle, WA

Tuesday, April 24, 7:00 pm
Interabang Books
10720 Preston Rd #1009B, Dallas, TX

Wednesday, April 25, 7:00 pm
Brazos Bookstore
2421 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX

Thursday, April 26, 7:30 PM
Powell’s Books on Hawthorne
3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR

Saturday, April 28, 3:15 pm
Bay Area Book Festival, Berkeley, CA
Knots of Wonder: Stunning Short Fiction

 

Contact:
Veronica Scott Esposito
415.512.8812
Author
Masatsugu Ono is the author of numerous novels, including Mizu ni umoreru haka (The Water-Covered Grave), which won the Asahi Award for New Writers, and Nigiyakana wan ni seowareta fune (Boat on a Choppy Bay), which won the Mishima Prize. A prolific translator from the French—including works by Èdouard Glissant and Marie NDiaye—Ono received the Akutagawa Prize, Japan’s highest literary honor, in 2015. He lives in Tokyo.