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Shusaku Endo, When I Whistle Review

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.

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Essential Reading

             The Japan Times runs a weekly column called ‘Essential Reading for Japanophiles’, a collection of reviews of classic works of fiction and non-fiction that deal with Japan. It’s a great resource for people looking

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Turnstile, The Making of …

The evolution of a short story can be a bizarre path. This month a flash story I wrote, Turnstile, is included in Eastlit Magazine. I’m really pleased to finally get this story accepted because it’s been with me a long time,

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Events

Feb 15th, 5pm: Readings St. Kilda, Melbourne, Australia

Feb 23rd, 3pm: Better Read Than Dead, Sydney, Australia

March 10th 5.15pm: St. Andrews University Japan Society, Scotland

March 11th, 6.30pm: Edinburgh Central Library, Scotland

March 12th, 6pm: Aye Write! Mitchell Library, Glasgow, Scotland

March 25th: Bad Language, Gulliver’s, Manchester, England

March 26th, 6pm: Blackwell’s, High Street, Aberdeen, Scotland

March 28th, 1pm: Citadel Books, Edinburgh, Scotland

March 30th, 4pm: Creative Conversations @ Uni of Glasgow Memorial Chapel, Scotland

April 28th, 6pm: Author’s Live, Bar Iznt, Kobe, Japan

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