Rowan Hisayo Buchanan

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Eric Tortora Pato
United Kingdom
Rowan Hisayo Buchanan is a Japanese-British-Chinese-American fiction writer and illustrator. She holds a BA from Columbia University and an MFA from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. In 2015, she received the Asian American Writers’ Workshop Margins Fellowship. Harmless Like You is Buchanan’s brilliant debut novel, which Chris Cleave has called “sublime—calm, profound, beautifully controlled and with startling splashes of colour.” The book follows the story of a Japanese-American artist in 1970s Manhattan and the biracial son she abandons., @RowanHLB