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Reviews: Tendai Huchu, Yasushi Inoue and Sarah Frederick

Hi folks, a quick update while the world falls apart around our ears. My latest pieces for the Japan Times are a review of Yasushi Inoue’s The Hunting Gun and a look at Sarah Frederick’s Turning Pages, a study of feminism and

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Novels, Poems and Podcasts

So, as Donald Trump might put it, time for a round up. Since last we met I have, with the tireless efforts of Rodge Glass, completed the edit of my third novel. I’m waiting for confirmation from Freight that the

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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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Happy Hogmanay

End of the year, and all that. I have to say, 2013 has been fantastic. Vintage. Every year I write a list of all the things I want to achieve by the following December. Lose weight, study Japanese properly, things

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The Wasting Embers

So. Here is the news. My debut novel, The Wasting Embers, is to be published by the lovely people at Freight Books sometime next year. Needless to say I am quite ridiculously excited about this and keeping it secret while

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