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Hong Kong Writers Circle Podcast

News, How-To's and interviews from the heart of the Hong Kong literary scene. For almost 25 years, the Hong Kong Writers Circle (HKWC) has been a stalwart of Hong Kong’s literary scene, creating an environment in which writers develop their skills and hone their craft, while increasing their knowledge of the publishing industry with the support of their peers. Our members come from all corners of the globe and range from published professionals to the aspiring amateur. Get inspired, get involved and get in touch with the Hong Kong Writers Circle at hkwriterscircle.com. Then get on with some writing! Produced by SCC Overton.
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News, how-to's and interviews

from the heart of the Hong Kong literary scene

Jan 22, 2016

 

Hong Kong Writers Circle podcast Episode 12: Gaijin Cowgirl

 

Jame Dibiasio introduces his crime novel Gaijin Cowgirl, in which Val Benson, an American woman working in a Japanese hostess bar, becomes involved in a treasure hunt around South East Asia following the death of her most wealthy client.

Jame discusses the novel's plot, themes and production with SCC Overton, concluding with the Writing Masterclass: How to Write a Crime Novel.

 

Jame and Simon

 

Timings

 

00:00 - Introduction
04:40 - Extract 1 from Gaijin Cowgirl
07:20 - About the novel
21:20 - Extract 2 from Gaijin Cowgirl
26:00 - The writing process
36:10 - Interlude: Untitled #1 by Yusuke Tsutsumi
38:30 - Themes and issues
52:30 - Extract from Bloody Paradise
53:50 - Writing Masterclass: How to write a crime novel
77:50 - Copyright information

 

Links

 

Jame Dibiasio's blog
Simon's website
Ian Buruma's writings on Japanese culture - Jame
"Guess who's not coming back" - Simon
"You didn't notice it, but your brain did" - Simon
Crime Wave Press
Hong Kong Writers Circle
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Copyright Information

 

The Hong Kong Writers Circle podcast Episode 12: Gaijin Cowgirl was produced by SCC Overton.

For more information about this show and all of our other activities, please visit our website: hkwriterscircle.com

Exerpts were from Gaijin Cowgirl by Jame Dibiasio published by Crime Wave Press and Bloody Paradise also by Jame Dibiasio published by Water Street Crime. Gaijin Cowgirl and Bloody Paradise © Jame Dibiasio.

The music was by Quantum Jazz from the album End of Line, used under the terms of a Creative Commons Attribution and ShareAlike licence.

The interlude music was Untitled #1 by Yusuke Tsutsumi from the album, Birds Flying in the Dark used under the terms of a Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial license.

If you are a musician and would like to feature on this podcast or for any other feedback please email using the subject line Podcast.

Thanks as always to Katrina Teh for the podcast artwork.

 

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