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Author, director Roger Pulvers to speak about his new book in Tokyo

Roger Pulvers (Mainichi)

TOKYO -- International author and director Roger Pulvers will deliver a speech about his new novel at a book break event here at the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan (FCCJ) on March 5 ahead of its release.

"The Unmaking of an American" is a cross-cultural memoir of the author's life spanning decades in the United States, Europe, Japan and Australia. Pulvers looks into the nature of memory, based on real-life connections with people and places in the past and present.

Born into a Jewish American family in New York and raised in Los Angeles, Pulvers first came to Japan in 1967, and became an Australian citizen in 1976, with his current base in London. His journalistic and literary output includes 50-plus books in Japanese and English such as "The Dream of Lafcadio Hearn." Pulvers was an assistant to director Nagisa Oshima for the film "Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence," and wrote the English lyrics for the song marking the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, "Flowers Will Bloom."

Pulvers has won many awards including the Miyazawa Kenji Prize in 2008, the Crystal Simorgh Prize for Best Script at the 27th Fajr International Film Festival in Tehran in 2009 for co-writing the script of the film "Ashita e no Yuigon" and the Order of the Rising Sun in 2018 conferred from the Japanese government.

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(The Mainichi)

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