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GR2: Author Event - Ghost of Sangju - Cancelled

Join hosts Gazillion Strong, Adoptee Solidarity Korea-Los (ASK LosAngeles), and Kollaboration-LA at GiantRobot Store’s GR2 Gallery (2062 Sawtelle Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90025) as they host author Soojung Jo!Soojung will read from her powerful book Ghost of Sangju: A Memoir of Reconciliation, which Lee Herrick calls “a brilliant and cinematic debut, heart-wrenching and triumphant, liberating and expansive.” Soon-to-be announced special guests will also perform and read as well. Ghost of Sangju will be available for purchase at the event.Drinks and light hors d’oeuvres will be served.About Soojung Jo: Soojung Jo was born in South Korea to a family that held her for 3 years, then she was adopted by an American family who raised her to adulthood. Her Korean family...

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GR2: July 22 6:30-8:30pm Artist Katsuya Terada Signing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Author and Artist Signing: Katsuya Terada All you have to do is read up on who Katsuya Terada is and you’ll find that he’s worked across many genres from manga, film, video games, concept art and fine art. Terada, from Japan is known for his character design in Blood: The Last Vampire or perhaps The Monkey King comic. His works span generations and he’s influenced a legion of manga artists and fine artists in Japan. He’ll appear in person to sign and perhaps sketch in copies of his book, “Ten” which features his retrospective in art. July 22 6:30-8:30pm GR2 – 2062 Sawtelle Blvd LA, CA 90025 www.gr2.net 310 445 9276 For any information: Eric Nakamura...

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GR2: July 22 6:30-8:30pm Artist Katsuya Terada Signing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Author and Artist Signing: Katsuya Terada All you have to do is read up on who Katsuya Terada is and you’ll find that he’s worked across many genres from manga, film, video games, concept art and fine art. Terada, from Japan is known for his character design in Blood: The Last Vampire or perhaps The Monkey King comic. His works span generations and he’s influenced a legion of manga artists and fine artists in Japan. He’ll appear in person to sign and perhaps sketch in copies of his book, “Ten” which features his retrospective in art. July 22 6:30-8:30pm GR2 – 2062 Sawtelle Blvd LA, CA 90025 www.gr2.net 310 445 9276 For any information: Eric Nakamura...

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Matthew Specktor at GR2 Sunday 2-3pm

  “With coolness and precision, Specktor comes across as a West Coast Saul Bellow in this sweeping narrative, but his energetic, pop-infused prose is markedly his own.” —Booklist “Specktor’s book deserves a special space in the L.A. canon, somewhere looking up at Pynchon and Chandler. Even as the narrator searches through his past to uncover the truth about his family, the author is searching, too.” —LA Weekly “…Matthew Specktor’s American Dream Machine [is] a big and generous novel that functions both as elegy for a recent past and fictional anthropology . . . .it evokes a world with casual ease and unexpected tenderness, recalling and referencing lots of other fiction (both Hollywood and non) while contriving to establish its unique authority.” —LA...

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Haruki Murakami in Asahi Shimbun

Reclusive novelist Haruki Murakami surprised and delighted the audience when he opened up about several topics during his recent speech at Kyoto University. Smiling and cracking jokes, the best-selling author and Nobel Prize contender was in high spirits from start to finish…. (Asahi Shimbun – Haruki Murakami)

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