Neilson Hays Bangkok Literature Festival 2023

Neilson Hays Bangkok Literature Festival 2023

4 – 5 November 2023 at Nielson Hays Library Bangkok

The Japan Foundation, Bangkok in collaboration with Neilson Hays Library are very pleased to invite you to enter the world of literature, where the spirit of creativity and cultural exchange is embedded. Immerse yourself in world-class literature at an event that gathers writers more than 50 well-known national and international storytellers, including the famous Japanese writer, Mr. Toshikazu Kawaguchi, author of the famous novel “Before the Coffee Gets Cold”- which sold 3.8 million copies worldwide and was made into a movie.

The schedule of his talk is as follows:

DateTimePanel Discussion Topicslanguage
  4 Nov 202313 : 00 – 13 : 50“Time Travel with Toshikazu Kawaguchi”Japanese・Thai
  18 : 30 –“Film Screening: Before the Coffee Gets Cold”Japanese・English
  5 Nov 202310 : 00 – 10 : 50“Books Are Magic”English
※Only part of Mr. Kawaguchi is in Japanese.

For more information, please visit
Bangkok Literature Festival – Exploring Books and Ideas in Bangkok

The Special Talk by the Japan Foundation Bangkok
“A Conversation with Kawaguchi Toshikazu”

The Japan Foundation Bangkok in collaboration with Japanese Section, Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University, will hold a special talk by inviting Mr. Toshikazu Kawaguchi, author of the famous novel “Before the Coffee Gets Cold” to exchange his views in a  friendly conversation with Thai young readers and general audiences moderated by Chulalongkorn University’s undergraduate students.

Date & Time: November 6, 2023 (Mon) Time  14:30~16:00
Venue: Room 303-304  (3rd Floor, Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Building), Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University
Languages: Japanese and Thai
Admission: Free

IMPORTANT: Pre-registration is highly required for  the first 20 people only (seats are limited) Please fill out the registration form below

Organized by: The Japan Foundation, Bangkok
Co-organized by: Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University
Supported by: Embassy of Japan in Thailand, Japanese Association in Thailand

The Japan Foundation, Bangkok
10th Floor, Serm-Mit Tower,  Sukhumvit 21  Road (Asoke Montri),
Klongtoey Nuea, Wattana, Bangkok 10110
Tel: +66-2-260-8560~3