The author hot seat: That was nice. What was it?

Jane Dougherty Writes

My second guest in the hot seat for unconventional authors is George Polley, another writer with an interesting, unorthodox background. George writes in a style I much admire, clear and sparse, to produce beautiful images in the best story-telling tradition. When you know that George has elected to live in Japan, it’s hard not to see the influence of classical Japanese art in his work. I’ll hand over to George to talk to us about his writing.


J. What is your work about?
G. That depends. I’ve written and published a wide variety of short stories about Jonah, a Tokyo artist (fictional) named Seiji, a young schizophrenic man, an elderly ex-convict, a female serial killer, Sherlock Holmes and MacTavish (a big Scottish Fold cat) and a young woman who is magically taken into the sky lifted on the wings of hundreds of big Monarch butterflies. My two published novels —…

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