Contributor

Iain Maloney

Iain Maloney is a Scottish novelist, poet, journalist and editor based in Gifu Prefecture. His three novels, "The Waves Burn Bright," "Silma Hill" and "First Time Solo" are out now, as is his haiku collection, "Fractures."

Articles

Culture

Kazuo Ishiguro: Time Out of Mind

An overview of Nobel laureate Kazuo Ishiguro’s novels.

By 6 min read

Live

The Only Gaijin in the Village: Look into a Glass Onion

The latest chapter! "Women can be stupid, too — don’t get me wrong. I’m an equal opportunities misanthropist — it’s just that men: we do it so well. At full force."

By 10 min read

Culture

Great Japanese Writers: Shusaku Endo

A deep dive into the work of some of Japan’s greatest writers.

By 4 min read

Live

The Only Gaijin in the Village: Exterminator!

In May 2016 my wife and I moved to rural Japan. I am the only foreigner in the village. This is my story.

By 5 min read

Culture

The Pure Land: 8 Japanese Novels Set Outside Tokyo

In Japan, the city of Tokyo seems to get all the attention as a setting in novels, but there are rich veins of fiction to mine if you're interested in stories set outside the megalopolis.

By 4 min read

Live

The Only Gaijin in the Village: The Secret Garden

In May 2016 my wife and I moved to rural Japan. I am the only foreigner in the village. This is my story.

By 7 min read

Culture

Great Japanese Writers: Yukio Mishima

A deep dive into the work of some of Japan’s greatest writers.

By 4 min read

Live

The Only Gaijin in the Village: War and Peace

In May 2016 my wife and I moved to rural Japan. I am the only foreigner in the village. This is my story.

By 7 min read

Culture

Great Japanese Writers: Kenzaburo Oe

A deep dive into the work of some of Japan’s greatest writers.

By 5 min read

Live

The Only Gaijin in the Village: A Farewell to Arms

In May 2016 my wife and I moved to rural Japan. I am the only foreigner in the village. This is my story.

By 6 min read

Culture

9 Must-Read Books on Japanese History

Whether you're new to the subject or are looking for more detail on an era or topic, here are nine books to get your Japanese history on.

By 5 min read

Live

The Only Gaijin in the Village: Community Service

In May 2016, my wife and I moved to rural Japan. I am the only foreigner in the village.

By 5 min read