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Podcast new episode | with Jay Rubin, the author of The Sun Gods

November 2, 2023


Welcome to the second season of “beyond generations,” a podcast by Monica. It is about the incarceration of the Japanese American people during WWII. Its focus is on what people today are doing so that we will learn about and from it and the history will not repeat itself.

The guest in this episode is Jay Rubin. He is the author of a novel the Sun Gods, a story about a Caucasian boy and his adopted Japanese mother whose lives were separated at the mercy of World War II. The story takes you to Seattle, to Camp Minidoka, and to Japan – before, during, and after the war.

Jay Rubin is also one of the most distinguished English-language translators of Japanese literature. His work includes Haruki Murakami’s Norwegian Wood and 1Q84.

In this episode, Jay will talk about how he got interested in studying Japanese, how his moving to Seattle made him start working on the Sun Gods, and how crucial it was for him to have a deep experience with the Japanese language and people to write this story.

Listen to this episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts and Amazon Music.

Join our community on Instagram @beyondgenerations.seattle to learn more.

(Jay Rubin photo by Gen Rubin)


Podcast Producer & Host: Monica
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