*First broadcast on August 11, 2022. Gregory Khezrnejat is an author and university associate professor from the United States. In 2021, his Japanese-language novel Kamogawa Runner won the second annual Kyoto Literature Award. The novel is inspired by Khezrnejat's early experiences in Japan. In a Japanophiles interview, he talks to Peter Barakan about the challenges involved in expressing yourself in a second language. He reads excerpts from the book, and talks about his work as an associate professor of literature at a Japanese university.
Gregory Khezrnejat's novel Kamogawa Runner won the Kyoto Literature Award
Khezrnejat is an associate professor of literature at Hosei University
He speaks to Peter Barakan about his life and work