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Ben Byrne

Ben Byrne

Ben Byrne was born in London. He studied Drama & Film at the University of Manchester and later lived in San Francisco, New York, and Tokyo, working as a brand consultant, filmmaker, and musician. He returned to England to dedicate his time more fully to writing, and his short fiction has appeared in Litro magazine and Writer’s Hub. Fire Flowers is his first novel.

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Europa Editions UK has acquired its first title by a British writer, a historical fiction novel set in Japan from debut author Ben Byrne. Director Daniela Petracco signed World English rights in the...

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  • Europa Editions are a reliable source of translated fiction, but more recently they have also started publishing a small number of books written in English. One of these books is Ben Byrne’s debut novel Fire Flowers, set in the apocalyptic landscape of post-war Japan. The...
    — Apr 29 2015
  • Ben Byrne’s excellent first novel, set amid the blasted landscapes of post-war Japan, tells the stories of four, very different protagonists. Hal Lynch is a photographer working on a US military newspaper who sets out to document how the atomic bomb has poisoned Hiroshima.
    — Apr 22 2015
  • The publisher Europa Editions is primarily known in the UK for bringing translated fiction, mainly from Europe, to English-speaking readers. However, eight months ago they signed their first English author – Ben Byrne. Fire Flowers is his debut novel. "A high, reedy voice...
    — Apr 21 2015


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