Buchanan, Rowan Hisayo
Rowan Hisayo Buchanan is a Japanese-British-Chinese-American writer. Her debut novel, Harmless Like You, was published in 2016 and won the Author's Club First Novel Award and a Betty Trask award. It was also shortlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize, the Books Are My Bag Breakthrough Author Award and longlisted for the Jhalak Prize. Her writing has appeared in the anthologies East Side Voices, Go Home!, Writing the Uncanny, How Much the Heart Can Hold, Waiting for the Gift, Spiritus Mundi: Writings Borne from the Occult and Who's Loving You: Love Stories by Women of Colour, as well as the Guardian, New York Times, Granta, The Paris Review and The Atlantic. Rowan also co-edited Dog Hearted: Essays on Our Fierce and Familiar Companions with Jessica J. Lee (Daunt Books, 2023). She is based in London and has lived in New York, Tokyo, Madison and Norwich.
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