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. He is the author of the Jim Brodie series: The Spy Across the TablePacific BurnTokyo Kill; and Japantown, which 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.

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The Spy Across the Table
Pacific Burn
Tokyo Kill
Japantown

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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 acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. I'd like to be multilingual. A new language opens so many doors.

Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. Everything embodied in a great smile.

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. I rid myself of those long ago.

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. The very freshest fish or vegetables.

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