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A shot in the dark

  (This piece I wrote about winning the 2014 Vogel’s Literary Award was first published on The Wheeler Centre website.) I got the email at five am. Four fifty-seven, to be precise. I had just returned home from a very long day at The Writers Room in New York, where I have a desk. An hour earlier, … Continue reading

2014 Calibre Prize: The evolution of an essay

‘Unearthing the Past’ traces a springtime walk I took through suburban Tokyo in 2013, on the trail of some mysterious bones discovered in 1989. I met lawyers and activists involved in the struggle to identify the remains and expose the horrors of Japan’s wartime past. Continue reading

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