This weekend I have two pieces in the Japan Times, one a look back at Kenzaburo Oe’s A Quiet Life, the other a review of Lian Hearn’s latest novel, Emperor of the Eight Islands.
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The Waves Burn Bright: Events
Things are starting to come together for the launch of The Waves Burn Bright in May. The final proofs are done and it should be off to the printer any day now, and I can share a couple of events with you. There will be more to come – at the moment they are embargoed untilContinue reading “The Waves Burn Bright: Events”
All The News That’s New and Approved
It’s been a pretty good week. The copyedit of The Waves Burn Bright is done and dusted and I’m feeling a lot happier with the text. At this point in the cycle I’m torn between wanting to get the book out into the world as soon as possible and wanting to hang onto it, to keepContinue reading “All The News That’s New and Approved”
A Personal Matter
This week’s Japan Times ‘Essentials’ piece is about Kenzaburo Oe’s A Personal Matter. Oe is one of only two Japanese writers to win the Nobel Prize for Literature and is, in my opinion, one of the finest and most important writers at work today.
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, and not always in a good way. When I first came to Japan in 2005Continue reading “Turnstile, The Making of …”
Graham Lawrence, editor of Eastlit, interviewed me for the July 2014 issue of the magazine. We spoke about my book and the Asian writers that have influenced me. You can read the interview here.