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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. Tokyo Kill is the second entry in the Jim Brodie series. The first novel, Japantown, received four citations for Best First Novel and has been optioned by J.J. Abrams’s Bad Robot Productions, in association with Warner Bros. Visit Lancet at BarryLancet.com or on Twitter @BarryLancet.
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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 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. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. I rid myself of those long ago.

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. I'd like to be a long-living fly on the wall at the time when artists, musicians, writers, and other creative people find THAT moment; and the same fly when crucial decisions are made by world leaders.

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. To my detriment, "Yes, I'll have another."

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