Tuesday Programs: Murakami and Fitzgerald A Tender Look at Two Marginalized People

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11:00 am

Guest Speaker: Toshifumi Miyawai

Haruki Murakami is an internationally acclaimed Japanese novelist, short story writer and translator whose work is deeply influenced by the literary perspective of F. Scott Fitzgerald. His bestselling books have been translated into 50 languages, selling millions of copies outside of his native country, Japan. In this presentation, Professor Miyawaki will introduce Murakami and discuss how St. Paul's native son F. Scott Fitzgerald has influenced this contemporary Japanese writer. 

Toshifumi Miyawai is a professor at Seikei University in Tokyo, Japan. He has also taught comparative literature and culture at the University of Minnesota (2007-2008) and Gustavus Adolphus College (1980-1981). Miyawaki is the author of numerous books in Japanese on literature, jazz and American culture. Recent publications include: The Jazz Age Never Ends (2019), Listen to Haruki Murakami with Your Heart (2017), and The Vanishing of America: Come Back Highways (2012).


The Tuesday Program is a Club tradition to educate, inspire and entertain our Members and guests. Coffee and tea are served at 10:30 am in the Lounge, followed by a Guest Speaker in the Ballroom at 11:00 am and lunch in the Dining Room at 12:00 pm. The cost for lunch is $18.00 plus tax and service charge ($23.28, inclusive of tax and service). Reservations are not necessary.