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, a Shamus Award finalist, 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 Brothers. 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

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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. Which living person do you most admire?

A. Many, but Springsteen for one, for his live shows, honesty, and hard work. Once saw a bootleg video of his personal PRACTICE SESSIONS for his live shows. Really impressive.

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 is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. Traveling, whether for a day or a week.

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. I don't have one, but I did. Long ago, I took a leap, packed up everything, and went to live in Tokyo. The decision was a huge risk and came with many unknowns, all of which I eventually overcame. Do something like that, and "your greatest fear" will evaporate.

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