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.

Books by this Author

Pacific Burn
Tokyo Kill
Tokyo Kill Special Signed Edition
Japantown
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My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

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. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. Finding, and staying in, the right frame of mind. For me this involves two things: learning to become comfortable with silence, and understanding the grander underpinnings of having the right attitude about life. 

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 greatest achievement?

A. Hmmm.

Q. What do you regret most?

A. Not doing more with my life, earlier and faster.

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