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 Table; Pacific Burn; Tokyo 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.

Books by this Author

The Spy Across the Table
Pacific Burn
Tokyo Kill
Tokyo Kill Special Signed Edition
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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 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 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. 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. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. To my detriment, "Yes, I'll have another."

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

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

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