Reading about Japan at I-House Library
Sir David Warren reads from
The Custom House by Francis King
Sir David Warren
Chairman of the Japan Society of the UK and Trustee of the Sainsbury Institute
Tuesday | 30 September 2013 | 7pm
Venue: International House, 5-11-16 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 106-0032
About the Reading
Francis Henry King (1923-2011), was a respected writer of modern English literature. He served as Regional Director of the British Council in Kyoto from 1959 to 1963, and wrote several works on Japan including The Custom House (1961), The Waves Behind the Boat (1967), and The Japanese Umbrella and Other Stories (1964). In this session, Sir David Warren will read from The Custom House, and discuss it.
About the Speaker
After reading English literature at Exeter College, Oxford, Sir David, born in 1952, jjoined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in 1975, and then filled various posts including Head of the Political Section in the British High Commission in Nairobi, Kenya, Commercial Counsellor in the British Embassy in Tokyo, Head of the FCO China Hong Kong Department, and Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Japan from 2008 to 2012. He is Chairman of the Japan Society of the UK, Chairman of the Council of the University of Kent, Visiting Professor at Sheffield and De Montfort Universities, a board member of The Sainsbury Institute, Associate Fellow in the Asia-Pacific Programme at the Royal Institute of International Affairs at Chatham House. He was made a Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George (KCMG).
Booking essential. 1,000 yen (IHJ Members & Library Members: free)
Language: English (without Japanese interpretation)
Seating: 45 (reservation required)