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Kenzaburo Oe and Lian Hearn Reviews

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

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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

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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

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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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Eastlit Interview

  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.

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