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Japanese Settings, International Themes

Looking for a good book? The second in my new series of articles looking at Japanese literature focuses on novels set in the country but written by non-Japanese writers. Featuring famous names like David Mitchell, Kazuo Ishiguro and David Peace,

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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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Competitions and Giveaways

In 2012 Raging Aardvark Publishing produced a book called New Sun Rising, an anthology of stories to raise money for the survivors of the March 11th 2011 triple disaster in Japan. An extract from my unpublished novel Dog Mountain was included and so

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Ian Thomas Ash

Just a quick post to bring your attention to the work of Ian Thomas Ash. I’ve begun research for what may become my next book. It’s set in Japan in the aftermath of the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster.

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