Tag Archives: Books on Asia

New Short Story: Three Wishes for a Genie in Japan

A lonely middle-aged man gets a surprise visit from a beautiful genie in Tokyo. This magical encounter changes their future in ways they could never have imagined! It’s a story about selfless acts of kindness, love and hope, and an appreciation of the Japanese culture. “You know what Hana, women are the cause of all […]


This competition is now closed. The winner is Ramses Cabello from Denmark!   It’s time for another giveaway competition!! I will send one lucky winner the oh-so-stylish MURAKAMI 2020 DIARY! All you need to do for a chance to win is to leave a reply in the comments section below with the title of your favourite Haruki Murakami […]

Review of ‘The Memory Police’ by Yōko Ogawa for Books on Asia

The Memory Police by Yōko Ogawa (translated by Stephen Snyder) (Pantheon, Random House August 13, 2019) This internationally-acclaimed writer transports you to a disturbing dystopian island where everyone and everything gradually disappears, leaving its vulnerable inhabitants at the mercy of a terrifying totalitarian regime. Imagine, if you will, waking up knowing something seems strange, eerie […]

Stick Out Your Tongue in Secret — My Murakami-esque Short Story for Books on Asia

My latest short story pays homage to the genre of magical realism and Japan’s bestselling novelist Haruki Murakami. Read the full story for free on Books on Asia. Stick Out Your Tongue in Secret – A Murakami-esque Short Story It was the most traumatic night of my young life. A chilling experience for a thirteen-year-old […]