Keener taking part in book fest

Published 7:47 am Sunday, March 22, 2015



Peggy Keener is hitting the road.

The author of “Potato in a Rice Bowl,” Keener will be featured at the Bloomington Writers Festival on Saturday at the Bloomington Center for the Arts, 1800 West Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington, Minnesota.

Keener, and Austin native, lived much of her life in Japan starting in 1962. Her husband worked with military intelligence, leaving Keener home by herself often where she raised three children while trying to figure out Tokyo, Japan, on her own. Keener eventually landed a job on Japanese national television. readers hail Keener’s book as a cultural tour de force. Austin readers will be delighted to hear the many references Keener makes as she tries to find guidance from her hometown to help unravel the mysteries and quirks of the Far East.

Peggy Keener writes a biweekly for the Herald.