23. ilb
06. – 16.09.2023

Elisa Shua Dusapin: The Pachinko Parlour

Portrait Elisa Shua Dusapin
Elisa Shua Dusapin [© Romain Guélat]

Claire’s grandfather runs a pachinko arcade in Tokyo. He and Claire’s grandmother are originally from Korea. But they haven’t been back since they fled the war. Now the granddaughter is trying to convince them to take a trip back to discover their roots. Winner of the Swiss Prize for Literature in 2019. »Fascinated by human flaws, she fashions a poetic world« [Tribune de Genève].

Moderation: Andres Jandl
Speaker: Julia Malik
Interpreter: Milena Adam
Language: French, German