Panel Discussion/Talk

Japanese Crime Fiction: How It Caught The World

Wednesday, April 20, 2022
3 – 4PM

The New York Public Library’s World Literature Festival celebrates books and writers from around the world and reflects the languages spoken in our communities. Discover what our patrons are reading in different languages, resources the Library offers, free online events, book recommendations, and more.

Join the Library as we welcome Allison Markin Powell, Marie Iida, and Juliet Grames in the panel “Japanese Crime Fiction: How It Caught The World” to discuss Japanese Crime Fiction in the United States and its growing popularity. The discussion will be led by the English translators of Kaoru Takamura’s Lady Joker, Allison Markin Powell and Marie Iida, as well as editor Juliet Grames from the acclaimed Soho Crime imprint and the literature in translation program.

Our panelists will discuss the genre as a whole, why it has taken off in recent years, and what it’s like translating such a well-revered work.