Artist Talk by Satoshi Kitamura

In Conversation with Nicolette Jones

Satoshi Kitamura

The Japan Foundation, Russell Square House, 10-12 Russell Square, London WC1B 5EH

Friday 14 November from 6.30pm

Satoshi Kitamura is an award-winning children’s author and illustrator whose work includes over 20 of his own books and many collaborations. Using a glass dip pen that produces his uneven line, Kitamura is skilled in finding the balance between words and pictures, and creating visual depictions of abstract concepts such as music and art.

In conjunction with The Children’s Bookshow, a national tour of writers and illustrators of children’s literature in which Kitamura has been selected to appear, this special talk event will highlight his innovative, varied, and long career. Having recently returned to live in Japan after spending many years nurturing his career in the U.K., Kitamura will discuss the development of his style, whether or not working in a different environment has had any impact upon his work, all while exploring the appreciation of children’s literature in the markets of both the U.K. and Japan. Nicolette Jones is a writer, critic and broadcaster specialising in literary and arts journalism. She has been the Children’s Books Editor of The Sunday Times for more than two decades.

This event is free to attend but booking is essential. To reserve a place, please email your name and the title of the event you would like to attend to [email protected]


24th October 2014
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