Barry Lancet

Barry Lancet is a Barry Award­–winning author, and finalist for the Shamus Award. He 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 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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'Pacific Burn' by Barry Lancet

Award-winning author Barry Lancet discusses the novel 'Pacific Burn', the third in the series to feature Japanese antiques dealer and PI Jim Brodie.

My Life in 8 Words

Author Appearances

JAPAN SOCIETY
Talk/Q&A/Signing
500 Washington Street
Suite 300
San Francisco, CA 94111
FEB 9
COPPERFIELD'S BOOKS
Talk/Q&A/Signing
Talk/Q&A/Signing
775 Village Court
Santa Rosa, CA 95405
FEB 10
BOOKS INC
Talk/Q&A/Signing
Talk/Q&A/Signing
301 Castro Street
Mountain View, CA 94041
FEB 11
BOOK PASSAGE
Talk/Q&A/Signing
Talk/Q&A/Signing
51 Tamil Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera, CA 94925
FEB 13

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

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

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. So many, but sticking with 5 (in no particular order), Van Morrison's "Listen to the Lion," Springsteen's "Something in the Night," Ray Davis's "Waterloo Sunset," and every new gem of a rock or pop song that comes along and captures one thing well, like Amy Winehouse's "Back to Black" or Colbie Caillat's "Brighter than the Sun"

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.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. With the same limitation, Cardinal Richelieu from Dumas's books.

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