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November 09, 2019
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Jockey Club Hall, Asia Society

Japan and Autumn Light: A Talk with Pico Iyer 日本和《Autumn Light》——與Pico Iyer的對話

Co-presented with the Asia Society Hong Kong, with the support of the Consulate General of the United States

After thirty-two years of living near Kyoto, Japan, celebrated travel writer Pico Iyer reflects on themes of autumn in his adopted home. His book Autumn Light: Season of Fire and Farewells, is a close-up look at his neighbourhood, filtered through autumn and ping-pong. Join Iyer for a conversation on impermanence, beauty and preparing for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. This session will be hosted by Ken Smith.

居住在日本京都32年的Pico Iyer今年帶來了兩本書與我們分享。兩本著作皆探討他那心愛的第二個家,但內容卻截然不同:第一本作品《Autumn Light》透過描寫秋日景色和乒乓球表達他對其居住的小區的愛;第二本則充斥著對日本各種事物的挑釁,涵蓋時裝、棒球、情趣旅館甚至寺廟。Iyer將與大家討論「無常」和「美」等話題,並分享如何為2020年奧運會作好準備。這節目將會由記者Ken Smith主持。

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Pico Iyer is the author of two novels and thirteen works of nonfiction, including reader-favourites such as Video Night in Kathmandu, The Lady and the Monk, and The Art of Stillness.