Even grown-ups are still mad about dinosaurs
Dougal Dixon, author of the classic work “The New Dinosaurs.” (Photo: Ryusuke Hirai)
When 5-year-old Dougal Dixon first came across a dinosaur in a weekly comic book he was reading, there were few children's books on the subject in Scotland, where he was born...
Dogged research behind desire to write socially-conscious mysteries
Mayama plays the soundtrack from the film "The Last Samurai" in the background when writing his "Hagetaka" novels. (Photo: Yoshinori Toyomane)
Novelist Jin Mayama was at a Tokyo restaurant with more than 30 people from the publishing industry on the evening of Jan. 17. His novel "Corruptio," which depicts Japanese...
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