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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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A giant leap

“When you ask a person to jump, his attention is mostly directed toward the act of jumping, and the mask falls, so that the real person appears.” Continue reading

Iowa Writers’ Workshop

In creative writing circles, the Iowa Writers’ Workshop at the University of Iowa is known as the writer’s Mecca. Why? Because it’s the top-ranked Master of Fine Arts (creative writing) program in the United States. Here, I talk about the process of applying and being accepted as an international student in the 3-week creative writing program. Continue reading