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Rowan Hisayo Buchanan

Rowan Hisayo Buchanan is a Japanese-British-Chinese-American writer. She has a BA from Columbia University, an MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and is currently working on a PhD at the University of East Anglia. Her writing has appeared in, among other places, NPR's Selected Shorts, TriQuarterly, and the Tin House Open Bar. She has lived in London, New York, Tokyo, Madison, and Norwich.

Genres: Literary Fiction
   Harmless Like You (2016)
   Starling Days (2019)
   The Sleep Watcher (2023)
   How Much the Heart Can Hold (2016) (with others)
   Waiting for the Gift (2022) (with others)
Anthologies edited
   Go Home! (2018)
Non fiction show
Rowan Hisayo Buchanan recommends
The Liberators (2023)
E J Koh
"E. J. Koh's poetic voice lends itself beautifully to the aching slowness of the search for healing. This book is about intergenerational trauma but it is also a celebration of intergenerational hope. Koh tackles history and sorrow with a delicate hand."
Second Self (2023)
Chloë Ashby
"SECOND SELF is a thoughtful exploration of one of the most difficult decisions a person can make. Ashby handles her material lightly and atmospherically. It feels like reading the secret thoughts of a dear friend."
Okay Days (2023)
Jenny Mustard
"Reading Okay Days is like drinking the ideal lime cordial, sweetness clarified by sharpness."

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Betty Trask Award Best First Novel nominee (2017) : Harmless Like You
Desmond Elliott Prize Best Book nominee (2017) : Harmless Like You
Costa Book Awards Best Novel nominee (2019) : Starling Days

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