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Melbourne Book Launch

Great news (if you live near Melbourne): On Saturday February 15th at 5pm I will be reading and launching The Only Gaijin in the Village at Readings bookshop, St. Kilda branch. I’m reliably informed (by their website) that Nick Cave

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Sydney: Change of Date

Hi folks, I just got confirmation that the Sydney launch has moved from February 22nd to February 23rd. It’s free but ticketed so do please RSVP here.

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Up to date updates!

It’s been four years since my last book came out and I’d forgotten how hectic things get in the lead up. We’re a month away from the official publication and weeks away from the first event, and it’s all go

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More Events!

It’s been a busy few days! Two new events have been confirmed. On February 22nd I will be at Better Read Than Dead bookshop in Sydney, Australia. I’m really excited about this – not only is it my first time

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Author Q&A

Here’s a thing. The lovely folks at Blue Pencil Agency recently subjected me to an author Q&A which you can read here. In which I try to sound wise but end up over-sharing, as is my want. Full disclosure, I

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Pre-order The Only Gaijin in the Village

As I mentioned in a previous post, there are going to be a bunch of events in the UK in March, so if you’re planning on coming to see me, books will be on sale. However given the global nature

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Cover Reveal

Look at this beauty! This is the front cover of The Only Gaijin in the Village and I’m in love. The illustration was done by Jessica Zoni Upton and the design by Abigail Salvesen. I cannot wait to see it

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Events, part the first (Glasgow)

Greetings from a bitterly cold Japan. I’m hiding inside watching the j┼Źbitaki birds drinking from a recently defrosted water butt and wondering how I can be warm without destroying the environment. Beyond wearing more jumpers than is feasible in a

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Happy New Year

So we’re into 2020 and I’m gearing up for the launch of The Only Gaijin in the Village in March. Expect lots of events in the UK, Japan and, hopefully, some other places, as well as the usual social media

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Review: Kojiki: The Birth of Japan

Just a quick epistle on this cold winter morning. My review of Kazumi Wilds’ Kojiki: The Birth of Japan is in the Japan Times today and online here.

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