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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My Life in 8 Words

Author Appearances

VROMAN'S BOOKSTORE / BOOK SOUP
Talk, Q&A, Signing
695 E. Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91101
AUG 10
LOS ANGELES PUBLIC LIBRARY
Little Tokyo Branch
Talk, Q&A, and Signing.
Talk, Q&A, and Signing.
203 S. Los Angeles Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
AUG 19

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’s your best quality?

A. Depending on who you talk to, no such thing exists in this universe.

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. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. Everything embodied in a great smile.

Q. What do you regret most?

A. Not doing more with my life, earlier and faster.

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