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City Arts & Lectures Presents PICO IYER

Pico Iyer author photo and A Beginner's Guide to Japan


In Conversation with Dan Stone

Thursday, October 10, 2019, 7:30 pm

Venue: Sydney Goldstein Theater

Series: "On Arts" Benefiting 826 Valencia Scholarship Program

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“As a guide to far-flung places, Pico Iyer can hardly be surpassed.” – The New Yorker

Pico Iyer is a travel writer, essayist, and novelist, whose many books include Video Night in Kathmandu, The Lady and the Monk, The Man Within My Head, and The Art of Stillness, a beautiful and thoughtful investigation of the benefits of quiet contemplation and travel to “nowhere.” With his two newest books, Iyer turns his attention to Japan, his adopted home of thirty-two years. Autumn Light is a moving personal account of grief and family. When his father-in-law dies suddenly, Iyer begins to grapple with the question we all have to live with: how to hold on to the things we love. In A Beginner’s Guide to Japan, Iyer draws on readings, reflections, and conversations with Japanese friends in order to illuminate an unknown place for newcomers and to give longtime residents a look at their home through fresh eyes.

Event date: 
Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
Sydney Goldstein Theater
275 Hayes St
San Francisco, CA
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A Beginner's Guide to Japan: Observations and Provocations Cover Image
ISBN: 9780451493958
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Published: Knopf - September 3rd, 2019

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Published: Knopf - April 16th, 2019

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