Join Marie Mutsuki Mockett for a reading from her memoir, Where the Dead Pause and the Japanese Say Goodbye. This intricate, richly-layered study of grief explores both Japan’s national grief following the devastating earthquake and tsunami of 2011, and Mockett’s personal mourning after of the death of her father. Will Schwalbe writes: “What a remarkable and moving book about traveling from one land to another, and learning different ways of coming to terms with death amid life. Engrossing and powerful, it speaks volumes about the many ways people grieve and live.”In conversation with writer and critic Maud Newton. Marie Mutsuki Mockett was born in Carmel, California to a Japanese mother and American father. Her debut novel, Picking Bones from Ash, was shortlisted for the 2010 Saroyan Prize, the Asian American Literary Awards for Fiction and was a Finalist for the Paterson Prize. She has been awarded scholarships to the Bread Loaf Writers Conference and Napa Valley Writers Conference and was the recipient of the 2013 NEA/Japan US Friendship Commission Fellowship. Additional work has been published in the New York Times, Salon, Glamour, National Geographic, Agni, NPR and other publications. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and son.Maud Newton has written personal essays, cultural and literary criticism, and fiction, and is currently writing a book about the science and superstition of ancestry for Random House. Her essay on “America’s Ancestry Craze” was the cover story of the June 2014 issue of Harper’s Magazine. Newton’s work has also appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Narrative, the New York Times Book Review, Bookforum, the Oxford American, the Awl, Granta, Tin House, Humanities, the Los Angeles Times, the Boston Globe, the Paris Review Daily andmany other publications and anthologies, including the New York Times Bestseller,What My Mother Gave Me.

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Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 6:00pm

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52 Prince St
10012-3309 New York
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ISBN: 9780393063011
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - January 19th, 2015