Jonas Jonasson: “Out of Europe, into Europe”


English-Japanese simultaneous interpretation

2 Sat 11:30 - 12:30
Instituto Cervantes de Tokio Auditorium

Author of the best-selling The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared discusses his book with renowned book reviewer and literary critic Sugie McKoy.


Jonas Jonasson was born and raised in the town of Växjö, Sweden. After completing language studies in Gothenburg he started working as a journalist, first at the regional Smålandsposten, then at the evening newspaper Expressen. After that he started his own media consultant business, and later on also founded the media company OTW. However, after twenty years with his own paper, TV and communication he decided to start anew. He sold everything he owned and became a writer. His first book, The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared, has been translated into some 45 languages, selling over 10 million copies worldwide.


Born 1968 in Tokyo. Writer, literary critic, book reviewer. Official website: http://www.bookaholic.jp/

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