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Three Japanese Books

Various Contributors

‘Each word is a snowflake falling, and with each paragraph the snow settles deeper.’

Samantha Harvey

Samantha Harvey was born in England in 1975. Her first novel, The Wilderness, was shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction, longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award, and won the Betty Trask Prize. Her new novel, All Is Song, was published in January 2012. She was recently named by The Culture Show as one of the 12 Best New British Novelists.

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Phil Klay

Phil Klay served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 2005 to 2009, including a tour of duty in Iraq from January 2007 to February 2008. He is the author of the story collection Redeployment (Penguin, 2014).

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Tao Lin

Tao Lin is the author of seven books of fiction and poetry, including the novels Taipei and Richard Yates. His most recent book is Trip: Psychedelics, Alienation, and Change.

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