I’ve been a bit quiet while I recover from launching The Waves Burn Bright and preparing for the Edinburgh International Book Festival (August 25th, 15.45 with Glenn Patterson, tickets still available). In the meantime I’ve been doing a lot of reviewing. The latest is a piece about Shusaku Endo’s When I Whistle for the Japan Times. If you don’t know Endo’s work, get on it. Martin Scorsese’s adaptation of Endo’s masterpiece Silence with Liam Neeson will be out later this year, and I can’t wait to see it.