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Blank Pages, Kind Words, Publisher of the Year

The year is winding down which means in Japan the temperature has dropped at least ten degrees overnight and the hot-water bottles have come out of storage. The Japanese claim to have four seasons but really spring and autumn are

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A Dictionary of Mutual Understanding

It’s been a while, but I’m back into the reviewing with Jackie Copleton’s debut novelĀ A Dictionary of Mutual Understanding. It’s a sensual, moving book about a woman who survives the atomic bombing of Nagasaki. Read my Japan Times review here.

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New Books by Wonderful Writers

I’ve had a week off work and, writing half a short story aside, have been letting my mind unwind from the exertions of finishing the last novel. Mainly I’ve spent my time lying in the park reading. Near our apartment

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Important Dates

Oct 16: Japan Writers Conference

Nov 3: Envy the Season is published on Tapsalteerie

Nov 12: Red Flag Waltz debut mini-album released

Nov 12: Gig at JJs Blues House, Gifu

Dec 3: Gig at House of Crazy, Toyohashi

Dec 17: Gig at JJs Blues House, Gifu

Jan 21: Gig at Daytrive, Nagoya

July 2023: New book is out (details to be announced)

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