Barry Lancet

Barry Lancet has lived in Japan for more than twenty-five years. His former position as an editor at one of the nation’s largest publishers gave him access to the inner circles in traditional and business fields most outsiders are never granted, and an insider’s view that informs his writing. His debut novel, Japantown, has been optioned by J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions, in association with Warner Bros. Visit him at BarryLancet.com or on Twitter @BarryLancet.
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My Life in 8 Words

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. A paraphrase of something I once heard: As you go the way of life, you will see a great chasm. Jump. It is not as wide as you think.

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. I'd like to be multilingual. A new language opens so many doors.

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. So many choices but I'd start with Dostoyesvsky, and I'd ask, first, "How did you do that? and second, "Could you teach me?"  

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. The very freshest fish or vegetables.

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. Only one? Far too many to list.

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